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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
Genre
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 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
83609481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780307263698
Lccn
2007005273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)83609481
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
83609481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780307263698
Lccn
2007005273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)83609481

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