American creation: triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic

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From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. 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-Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams. He casts an incisive eye on the founders' achievements, arguing that the American Revolution was, paradoxically, an evolution-and that part of what made it so extraordinary was the gradual pace at which it occurred. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government was eventually embraced by the American people, and details the emergence of the two-party system, which stands as the founders' most enduring legacy.Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, and he makes 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. With eloquence and insight, Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men both human and inspired, possessed of both brilliance and blindness. "American Creation" is an audiobook that delineates an era of flawed greatness, at a time when understanding our origins is more important than ever.
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Mayer, John H. Narrator
ISBN:
9780307263698
9781415942772
9780739331927
030726369
9781415942758
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Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, and he makes 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. With eloquence and insight, Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men both human and inspired, possessed of both brilliance and blindness. American Creation is an audiobook that delineates an era of flawed greatness, at a time when understanding our origins is more important than ever.
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subject_facet National characteristics, American, Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century, Politicians -- United States -- History -- 18th century, Statesmen -- United States -- History -- 18th century, United States -- History -- 1783-1815, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
title_display American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
title_full American Creation Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic / Joseph J. Ellis, American creation [sound recording] : [triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic] / by Joseph J. Ellis
title_short American creation :
title_sub triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
topic_facet History, National characteristics, American, Nonfiction, Political culture, Politicians, Politics and government, Statesmen