The Resource These truths : a history of the United States, Jill Lepore

These truths : a history of the United States, Jill Lepore

Label
These truths : a history of the United States
Title
These truths
Title remainder
a history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Jill Lepore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely hailed for its "sweeping, sobering account of the American past" (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore's one-volume history of America places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation's history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation's truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change. "A nation born in contradiction... will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. With These Truths, Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come
Summary
In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history
Storyline
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10692265
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1966-
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Lepore, Jill
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Political values
  • Social values
  • Slavery
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of the United States
Label
These truths : a history of the United States, Jill Lepore
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3911568
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ODN0003911568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780393635256
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2CC3BA0-903B-493F-9566-049401E2B25D
Label
These truths : a history of the United States, Jill Lepore
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3911568
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ODN0003911568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780393635256
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2CC3BA0-903B-493F-9566-049401E2B25D

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