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... two books have American spirit in them in a way that they both have the pressures to compress and unite as such are as violent in the book trade today as they are in the one-stop supermarket. On other, rarer occasions, it gives up the qualities of good artificial writing, broad-ranging, discriminating, logical, and judicious. (Bailey, Thomas A., and David M. Kennedy. The American Spirit. Vol. II.) The Great Spirit in these two books will eternally change the familiar story of recent centuries, putting it back with a far more comprehensive and evocative story of tribes and peoples who have suffered extremely yet tolerate and augment the American experience. References Allison, Alexander W. "The Literary Contexts of 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux.'" Nineteenth-Century Fiction 23 (1968): 304-311. Bailey, Thomas A., and David M. Kennedy. The American Spirit. Vol. II.
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