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作者 Ellis, Joseph J., author
書名 American dialogue : the founders and us / Joseph J. Ellis
出版項 New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
©2018
國際標準書號 9781984833617
9780385353427 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  E183 .E436 2018    在架上    30610020588125
版本 First large print edition
說明 x, 427 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index
Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018
鏈接 Online version: Ellis, Joseph J., author. American Dialogue New York : Knopf, 2018 9780385353434 (DLC) 2018009098
主題 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
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800). bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
HISTORY / Revolutionary. bisacsh
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