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
  • "The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today. 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"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.E436 2018
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 founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
on1056176659
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1289487
  • (Sirsi) o1056176659
  • (OCoLC)1056176659
Label
American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
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
Control code
on1056176659
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1289487
  • (Sirsi) o1056176659
  • (OCoLC)1056176659

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