America at 1750: A Social Portrait (Mass Market Paperbound)

A Social Portrait

By Richard Hofstadter

Vintage, 9780394717951, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 1973



Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism.

About the Author

Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970) was one of the leading American historians and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, he worked at many universities, most recently as the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. His works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Reform and Anti-intellectualism in American Life.

Praise For America at 1750: A Social Portrait

" A brilliant interpretation of Colonial society on the eve of the Revolution." --David Herbert Donald, Commentary