The Resource American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic, Joseph J. Ellis

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic, Joseph J. Ellis

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American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic
Title
American creation
Title remainder
triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An ironic examination of the founding years of our country. Historian Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people, the majority of whom had to be won over. And he details the emergence of the two-party system--then a political novelty--which today stands as the founders' most enduring legacy. But Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, making clear how their inability to abolish slavery and to reach a just settlement with the Native Americans has played an equally important role in shaping our national character. Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men possessed of both brilliance and blindness.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.E44 2007b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic, Joseph J. Ellis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-461) 498and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
xii, 493 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326183
Lccn
2007034105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn167498838
  • (OCoLC)167498838
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-461) 498and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
xii, 493 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326183
Lccn
2007034105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn167498838
  • (OCoLC)167498838

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