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Author Ellis, Joseph J., author.

Title American dialogue : the founders and us / Joseph J. Ellis.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.3 El59a 2018    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 283 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Bay Staters lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ History teachers lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Social group: soc Retirees lcdgt
Note "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index.
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.
Summary We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Ellis shows how the founders went back to the Greek and Roman classics for seasoned wisdom in their time, and now he takes us back to our classics: America's founders. In discussing Thomas Jefferson and racism, John Adams and economic inequality, James Madison and constitutional law, George Washington and foreign policy, 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. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Political culture -- United States -- History.
Founding Fathers of the United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017- -- Philosophy.
Founding Fathers of the United States. (OCoLC)fst01739942
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1775
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780385353427 (hardcover)
0385353421 (hardcover)
9780385353434 (electronic book)
Standard No. 99978625379

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