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

American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis

Label
American dialogue : the founders and us
Title
American dialogue
Title remainder
the founders and us
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What would the founders think? We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Joseph J. Ellis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers and the recent best-selling The Quartet, explores anew four of our most prominent founders, in each instance searching for patterns and principles that bring the lamp of experience to our contemporary dilemmas. Ellis discusses Thomas Jefferson and racism, John Adams and economic inequality, James Madison and constitutional law, George Washington and foreign policy. Just as the founders went back to the Greek and Roman classics for seasoned wisdom in their time, Ellis takes us back to America's founders, our classics. In his compelling narrative voice, Ellis confronts the obstacles blocking discussions about our emerging multiracial society, the inherent inequalities of a global economy, the original meaning of the founders' words, and the impossible obligations confronting the one superpower once the moral certainties provided by the Cold War have disappeared. Ellis reminds us that the founders' greatest legacy lies not in providing political answers but in helping us find a better way to frame the question."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Illustrations
illustrations
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
Target audience
adult
Label
American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: My self-evident truth -- RACE. Then: Thomas Jefferson ; Now: Abiding backlash -- EQUALITY. Then: John Adams ; Now: Our gilded age -- LAW. Then: James Madison ; Now: Immaculate misconceptions -- ABROAD. Then: George Washington ; Now: At peace with war -- Epilogue: Leadership
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020311614
  • (OCoLC)on1020311614
  • 972896
Label
American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: My self-evident truth -- RACE. Then: Thomas Jefferson ; Now: Abiding backlash -- EQUALITY. Then: John Adams ; Now: Our gilded age -- LAW. Then: James Madison ; Now: Immaculate misconceptions -- ABROAD. Then: George Washington ; Now: At peace with war -- Epilogue: Leadership
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020311614
  • (OCoLC)on1020311614
  • 972896

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