People of Paradox

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People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization
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Author Michael Kammen
Country US
Genre history
Publisher Knopf
Publication date
1972
Pages 736
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History
ISBN 9780394460772

People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization is a 1972 book by American cultural historian Michael Kammen, published by Knopf. It explores various contradictions in American society, such as puritanism vs. hedonism and idealism vs. materialism. People of Paradox was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kammen, Michael G. 1936- (Michael Gedaliah Kammen)". Contemporary Authors.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). January 1, 2008. Retrieved December 9, 2012.