Contours of American History by William Appleman Williams

The obvious result of years of scholarly research, this vast tome by a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, author of The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, etc., presents a lengthy interpretation of American historical development as based on European "mercantilism" and laissez-faire.

The 624th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 94th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)

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