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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
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Contributor
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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
NjBwBT
Dewey number
973.3
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.E44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ch. 4. The
  • treaty
  • ch. 5. The
  • conspiracy
  • ch. 6. The
  • purchase
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Foreword
  • Prologue : The founding
  • ch. 1. The
  • year
  • ch. 2. The
  • winter
  • ch. 3. The
  • argument
Control code
sky244644390
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307267740
Lccn
oc2012214792
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unknown
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10435e65-1692-4e47-943e-63fead143759
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ch. 4. The
  • treaty
  • ch. 5. The
  • conspiracy
  • ch. 6. The
  • purchase
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Foreword
  • Prologue : The founding
  • ch. 1. The
  • year
  • ch. 2. The
  • winter
  • ch. 3. The
  • argument
Control code
sky244644390
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307267740
Lccn
oc2012214792
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10435e65-1692-4e47-943e-63fead143759
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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