The Americans: The Democratic Experience

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The Americans: The Democratic Experience
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Author Daniel J. Boorstin
Country United States
Genre history
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Pages 736
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History, Bancroft Prize
ISBN 9780394710112

The Americans: The Democratic Experience is a 1973 book by American historian Daniel J. Boorstin. The book is the third in his American history trilogy, in which he argues that the physical environment of the New World shaped American society.

In 1974 the book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History as well as the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize.[1]


  1. ^ "Boorstin, Daniel J.". Encyclopaedia Judaica.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). January 1, 2007. Retrieved December 9, 2012.