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American dialogue : the Founding Fathers and us / Joseph J. Ellis.

Ellis, Joseph J., (author.).

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Scenic Regional-Warrenton LP 973.3 ELL (Text) 3006592980 New Large Print Non-Fiction Available -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index.
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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: Founding Fathers of the United States.
Large type books.
Political culture > United States > History.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783 > Philosophy.
United States > Politics and government > 2017- > Philosophy.
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