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

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

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American dialogue : the Founders and us
Title
American dialogue
Title remainder
the Founders and us
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question "What would the Founding Fathers think?" He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make 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
Summary
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. 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"--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10732744
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TEFBT
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Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Index
no index present
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  • 1460
  • 1460
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Political culture
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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the Founding Fathers and us
Label
American dialogue : the Founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1045429856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984833617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1045429856
Label
American dialogue : the Founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045429856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984833617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045429856

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