The Old World's New World
C. Vann Woodward
No history of the European imagination, and no understanding of America's meaning, would be complete without a record of the ideas, fantasies, and misconceptions the Old World has formed about he New. Europe's fascination with America forms a contradictory pattern of hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares, yearnings and forebodings. In this book, based on a series of lectures delivered at The New York Public Library, histrorian C. Vann Woodward offers a brilliant study of how Europeans have seen and discovered American over the last two centuries.
167 pages. Published by Oxford University Press, 1991.
Hardcover. $27.50. ISBN 0-19-506451-8.