Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud

Andrew Burstein


ahead of Sigmund Freud made goals the cornerstone of figuring out an individual's internal lifestyles, americans shared their goals unabashedly with each other via letters, diaries, and informal dialog. during this leading edge e-book, very popular historian Andrew Burstein is going again for the 1st time to find what we will find out about the lives and feelings of american citizens, from colonial instances to the start of the trendy age. via an intensive research of goals recorded by way of iconic figures reminiscent of John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, in addition to daily women and men, we glimpse the feelings of prior generations and know the way these emotions formed their lives and careers, hence gaining a fuller, multi-dimensional feel of our personal previous. nobody has ever checked out the development blocks of the yank identification during this approach, and Burstein unearths very important clues and landmarks that express the origins of the information and values that stay significant to who we're this present day.

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