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Author Ellis, Joseph J, author.

Title American dialogue [text (large print)] : the founders and us / Joseph J. Ellis.

Publication Info. [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]


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 GDL Library Connection Large Type Non-Fiction    973.3 ELL    Available
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 973.3 ELL    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction.
Edition First large print edition.
Description x, 426 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Physical Medium large print rda
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-393) and index.
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.
Large type books.
ISBN 9781984833617

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