American Dialogue

American Dialogue

The Founders and Us

Large Print - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
Characteristics: x, 426 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984833617 pbk
Call Number: LP 973.3 ELLIS

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