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The Resource American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us, Joseph J. Ellis

American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us, Joseph J. Ellis

Label
American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us
Title
American dialogue
Title remainder
the Founding Fathers and us
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the best-selling The Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of Jefferson's, Madison's, and Adams's views to some of the most divisive issues in American politics and society today. The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Joseph Ellis uses the perspective of the present to shed light on the views of the Founding Fathers. Examining four of the most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, he makes clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts. He discusses Jefferson and the issue of racism, Adams and the specter of economic inequality, Washington and American imperialism, Madison and the doctrine of original intent. Through these juxtapositions--and in his hallmark dramatic and compelling narrative voice--Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: My self-evident truth -- Chapter 1: Race. Then: Thomas Jefferson ; Now: Abiding backlash -- Chapter 2: Equality. Then: John Adams ; Now: Our gilded age -- Chapter 3: Law. Then: James Madison ; Now: Immaculate misconceptions -- Chapter 4: Abroad. Then: George Washington ; Now: At peace with war -- Epilogue: Leadership
Control code
bl2018186140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 426 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984833617
Lccn
bl2018186140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: My self-evident truth -- Chapter 1: Race. Then: Thomas Jefferson ; Now: Abiding backlash -- Chapter 2: Equality. Then: John Adams ; Now: Our gilded age -- Chapter 3: Law. Then: James Madison ; Now: Immaculate misconceptions -- Chapter 4: Abroad. Then: George Washington ; Now: At peace with war -- Epilogue: Leadership
Control code
bl2018186140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 426 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984833617
Lccn
bl2018186140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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