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The Moving American (plus: The M-Factor in American History) (SIGNED COPY) by  George Wilson Pierson - Signed First Edition - 1973 - from Bookbarrow and Biblio.com

The Moving American (plus: The M-Factor in American History) (SIGNED COPY)

by Pierson, George Wilson

Condition: Fine/Fine


Alfred A Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A, 1973. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. gilt titles spine; author's initials & fountain design blind-stamped to front cover; blind-stamped publisher's device to rear; inserted card reads: "for Frank in Token of gratitude and respect George" (the Frank referred to here is the late Frank Thistlethwaite - first chairman of the Association for American Studies & tutor in American History at St. John's College, Cambridge, U.K.); Also sold with this book is a reprinted supplement from the American Quarterly Summer, 1962, pages 278-289, being an article by G.W Pierson entitled "The M-Factor in American History" & inscribed: "for Frank, who knows more about this than anyone - George"; "In this profound and stimulating study, G. W. Pierson argues that moving indeed has a neglected and deep significance for Americans. Beginning as explorers, empire builders, pilgrims, and refugees, we have been moving ever since - not only toward the Western frontier but townward and cityward, too, and from farm to farm, from state to state, from 'home' to 'home.' Mr. Pierson shows how these restless habits have affected our language, our laws, our economy, our landscape, our homes, our life styles, our entire society. The fact that we define success in terms of motion, and failure in its opposite, is just one of the startling ways in which our propensity for movement has permeated the very core of our psyches."; a clean copy in a protected, price-intact D/J.; the text of this book is set in 'Caledonia' (a Dwiggins typeface design); 290 pages plus index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; American Studies; American National Character; Internal Migration America; United States; Sociology & Culture. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0394479343. ISBN/EAN: 9780394479347. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00091. . 9780394479347
  • Bookseller: Bookbarrow GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: HST00091
  • Title: The Moving American (plus: The M-Factor in American History) (SIGNED COPY)
  • Author: Pierson, George Wilson
  • Format/binding: Blue Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0394479343
  • ISBN 13: 9780394479347
  • Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
  • Place: New York, New York, U.S.A
  • Date published: 1973
  • Keywords: BZDB227 NOISBN History/American History/American Studies/American National Character/Internal Migration America History; American Studies; American National Character; Internal Migration America; United States; Sociology & Culture. The Moving Ameri


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