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

By: Ellis, Joseph J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: 283 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780385353427.Subject(s): 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) | POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory | HISTORY / RevolutionaryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: American DialogueDDC classification: 973.3 Other classification: HIS036030 | POL010000 | HIS031000 Summary: ". . . 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 . . . Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-266) and index.

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". . . 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 . . . Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues"--Provided by publisher.

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