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

Ellis, Joseph J, (author.).

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  • 11 of 29 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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14 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cleveland County Main Library 973.3 ELL (Text) 22281500138980 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/20/2018
Cliffdale Library 973.3 E (Text) 31781065121954 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/24/2018
Cumberland Headquarters 973.3 E (Text) 31781065121939 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/06/2018
East Asheville Library 973.3 ELL (Text) 0020512036698 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/27/2018
Eden Library 973.3 E (Text) 31554010386901 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Enka-Candler Library 973.3 ELL (Text) 0020512013580 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/29/2018
Etowah Branch HCPL886774 (Text) HCPL886774 Adult New Nonfiction On order -
Forsyth Central 973.3 E (Text) 0112522266418 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/13/2018
Goldsboro Library 973.3 ELL (Text) 900000000798539 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Haywood County Main Library 973.3 Ellis (Text) 33115007663962 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/27/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385353427
  • ISBN: 0385353421
  • Physical Description: x, 283 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
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.

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