International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

George Bancroft’s Transcendental View of American History under the Influence of Puritan Tradition
Lingyu Kong

This paper, by analyzing George Bancroft’s high reverence of the puritan tradition embodied in his historical works, his perception of American Revolution and political democracy and even his incorporation of German idealism, proposes that Bancroft should be viewed as the leading voice in the early nineteenth century to define America's historical mission and meaning. His distinct transcendental view of history is helpful for us to get a better understanding of the democratic tradition of the U.S.

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