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Boorstin, Daniel


Historian Daniel J. Boorstin was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1, 1914. He would become recognized for his studies of American civilization, particularly his three-volume The Americans series: The Colonial Experience (1958), The National Experience (1965), and The Democratic Experience (1973), which won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize. He later served as Librarian of Congress from 1975-1987. Boorstin died in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2004.

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Source: Library of Congress