The Resource American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

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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
OCLCE
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Grondwetten
  • Natievorming
  • Gründung
  • Verwaltung
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Politicians
  • Statesmen
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • USA
  • United States
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=10435E65-1692-4E47-943E-63FEAD143759
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Treaty
  • ch. 5.
  • Conspiracy
  • ch. 6.
  • Purchase
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Foreword
  • Prologue : The founding
  • ch. 1.
  • Year
  • ch. 2.
  • Winter
  • ch. 3.
  • Argument
Control code
o631578475
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307267740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o631578475
  • (OCoLC)631578475
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=10435E65-1692-4E47-943E-63FEAD143759
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Treaty
  • ch. 5.
  • Conspiracy
  • ch. 6.
  • Purchase
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Foreword
  • Prologue : The founding
  • ch. 1.
  • Year
  • ch. 2.
  • Winter
  • ch. 3.
  • Argument
Control code
o631578475
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307267740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o631578475
  • (OCoLC)631578475

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