American dialogue : the founders and us / Joseph J. Ellis.
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- ISBN: 9780385353427
- ISBN: 0385353421
- Physical Description: x, 283 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -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.
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.
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