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The Americans: The Democratic Experience

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.

The Americans: The Democratic Experience
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AuthorDaniel J. Boorstin
CountryUnited States
SubjectHistory of the United States
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
AwardsPulitzer Prize for History, Bancroft Prize

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. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2012.