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These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018-09-18
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 0393635252
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller 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. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation 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. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. 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 traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "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. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

These Truths

These Truths
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2019-10
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 9780393357424
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Summary : The challenge of retelling five hundred years of American history in a single volume has been so daunting that hardly any historian has attempted it in decades. When Jill Lepore's New York Times best-selling These Truths appeared in 2018, critics quickly hailed it as a classic--appealing not only to academics, but to thousands of astonished general readers. Picking up the book out of a feeling of civic duty, they opened its pages to discover a different kind of writing, and what the Washington Post called "an honest reckoning with America's past"--a story filled with women and men and people of every color and religion, one that wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change. With These Truths, Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come.

These Truths

These Truths
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 9780393635249
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Summary : Written in elegiac prose, Lepore's groundbreaking investigation 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. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. 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 traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News.Along the way, Lepore's sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues' gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism.Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "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. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can't be shirked. There's nothing for it but to get to know it."

I Am These Truths

I Am These Truths
  • Author : Sunny Hostin,Ms. Charisse Jones
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  • Release Date :2020-09-22
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0062950843
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Summary : The Emmy Award winning legal journalist and co-host of The View Sunny Hostin chronicles her journey from growing up in a South Bronx housing project to becoming an assistant U.S. attorney and journalist in this powerful memoir that offers an intimate and unique look at identity, intolerance, and injustice. “What are you?” has followed Sunny Hostin from the beginning of her story, as she grew up half Puerto Rican and half African-American raised by teenage parents in the South Bronx. Escaping poverty and the turbulence of her early life through hard work, a bit of luck and earning academic scholarships to college and law school, Sunny immersed herself in the workings of the criminal justice system. In Washington, D.C., Sunny became a federal prosecutor, soon parlaying her wealth of knowledge of the legal system into a successful career as a legal journalist. She was one of the first national reporters to cover Trayvon Martin’s death—which her producers erroneously labeled “just a local story.” Today, an inescapable voice from the top echelons of news and entertainment, Sunny uses her platform to advocate for social justice and give a voice to the marginalized. In her signature no-holds-barred, straight-up style, Sunny opens up and shares her intimate struggles with fertility and personal turmoil, and reflects on the high-stakes cases and stories she worked on as a prosecutor and during her time at CNN, Fox News, ABC and The View. Timely, poignant, and moving, I Am These Truths is the story of a woman living between two worlds, and learning to bridge them together to fight for what’s right.

We Hold These Truths...

We Hold These Truths...
  • Author : Paul Aron
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-10
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9780742562738
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Summary : Profiles famous Americans ranging from Abigail Adams to James Wilson, and discusses how some of their most famous quotations influenced the founding of the country.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
  • Author : John Courtney Murray
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9780742549012
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Summary : The 1960 publication of We Hold These Truths marked a significant event in the history of modern American thought. Since that time, Sheed & Ward has kept the book in print and has published several studies of John Courtney Murray's life and work. We are proud to present a new edition of this classic text, which features a comprehensive introduction by Peter Lawler that places Murray in the context of Catholic and American history and thought while revealing his relevance today. From the new Introduction by Peter Lawler: The Jesuit John Courtney Murray (1904-67) was, in his time, probably the best known and most widely respected American Catholic writer on the relationship between Catholic philosophy and theology and his country's political life. The highpoint of his influence was the publication of We Hold These Truths in the same year as an election of our country's first Catholic president. Those two events were celebrated by a Time cover story (December 12, 1960) on Murray's work and influence. The story's author, Protestant Douglas Auchincloss, reported that it was "The most relentlessly intellectual cover story I've done." His amazingly wide ranging and dense--if not altogether accurate--account of Murray's thought was crowned with a smart and pointed conclusion: "If anyone can help U.S. Catholics and their non-Catholic countrymen toward the disagreement that precedes understanding--John Courtney Murray can." . . . Murray's work, of course, is treated with great respect and has had considerable influence, but now it's time to begin to think of him as one of America's very few genuine political philosophers. His disarmingly lucid and accessible prose has caused his book to be widely cited and celebrated, but it still is not well understood. It is both praised and blamed for reconciling Catholic faith with the fundamental premises of American political life. It is praised by liberals for paving the way for Vatican II's embrace of the American idea of religious liberty, and it is

'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...'

'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...'
  • Author : Kenneth N. Addison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-02-16
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 9780761843313
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Summary : 'We hold these truths to be self evident_' An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America delves into the philosophical, historical, socio/cultural and political evolution of racism and slavery in America. The premise of this work is that racism and slavery in America are the result of an unintentional historical intertwining of various Western philosophical, religious, cultural, social, economic, and political strands of thought that date back to the Classical Era. These strands have become tangled in a Gordian knot, which can only be unraveled through the bold application of a variety of multidisciplinary tools. By doing so, this book is intended help the reader understand how the United States, a nation that claims 'all men are created equal,' could be responsible for slavery and the intractable threads of racism and inequality that have become woven into its cultural the fabric.

These Truths

These Truths
  • Author : Lyle Fugleberg
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  • Release Date :2013-08
  • Total pages :482
  • ISBN : 9781475996029
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Summary : ...The woods are so wild, its impossible to behold them without terror ... so said Daniel Boone in his day. It's the same world John Anderson finds himself in thousands of years later in Easter Armageddon, where he loves and fights and tragically survives for the next twenty years. These Truths, a sequel, begins with the aftermath of the latest tragedy. Coinciding mountains away, by a process of scintillating complexity, is the resurrection of the remainder of the Chosen, fifteen carefully selected young men and women from the twenty-first century. They, together with John, had pledged to undertake the greatest challenge mankind had ever attempted, the difficulty of which was evident in the history of his consistent failures. With the characteristics of a world nature has reclaimed, there are many subtleties to address and hurdles to cross and dangers to face; but the greatest and most difficult of all, as it has always been, is man and bad wolf within him. To succeed, effort and intention and goodness will not be enough ... ... there will be blood.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
  • Author : Skip Coryell
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  • Release Date :2011-06-01
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9780976608325
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Summary : After Hank Simmons caught his wife cheating with his editor, he fled the hustle and bustle of the big city, and moved away with his four children to a small one-horse town in northern Michigan. All is well until the peace and tranquility is suddenly shattered when a terrorist cell group from Detroit is infiltrated by FBI Special Agent Richard Resnik. Resnik follows the terrorists to Grand Rapids, but underestimates the leader, Momin Islam, who attempts to detonate one of two nuclear suitcase bombs, and then flees north, with Agent Resnik in pursuit. Everything comes to a head when Momin stops in Freidham Ridge for gasoline and a simple bite to eat. Resnik is compelled to join forces with Hank and the townspeople to prevent the terrorist from exploding the second nuclear suitcase bomb.

Holding These Truths

Holding These Truths
  • Author : Nancy Erbe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN :
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We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
  • Author : Randall Norman Desoto
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :262
  • ISBN : 1604772689
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Summary : DeSoto states the disastrous effects that losing the beliefs of the founding fathers would bring, and presents solutions for a nation that is in peril due to a lack of vision. (Social Issues)

We STILL Hold These Truths

We STILL Hold These Truths
  • Author : Ronald L. Hirsch
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  • Release Date :2004-05
  • Total pages :108
  • ISBN : 9781589395879
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Summary : The message of "We Still Hold These Truths" is even more urgent now than when it was written in 2004. Goaded by Republican demagoguery and caught in an economic malaise, a fierce anger has arisen among much of the public against the Democrat's progressive agenda, encouraging radical Republicans in Congress and state legislatures to destroy vital progressive programs implemented by government during the past 100 years. As the 2012 elections approach, our nation once again stands at a crossroad. The issue is not simply big versus small government, high versus low taxes. The radical Republican conservative movement seeks to fundamentally alter the balance that our nation has historically struck between private rights, the public good, and government. At risk is the American social contract. At risk are America's middle class, the poor, and the environment. To win in 2012, the Democrats must get out from under the negative Republican spin. They must counter the climate of fear and anger by communicating their policies more effectively in a way the average voter gets. And they must label the Republicans for what they are ... hypocrites masquerading as the party of the people. Using the Declaration of Independence as a touchstone, "We Still Hold These Truths" examines nine key areas of government policy to define "an American manifesto," a context for Democratic policies that will resonate with mainstream America. In so doing, it shows why it is Democrats who are the party of the people, the party of America's historic values. .

These Truths

These Truths
  • Author : USA History Notebook
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :122
  • ISBN : 9781654277710
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Summary : Perfect gift for parents, Grandparents, Kids, Boys, Girls, youth and teens. A great College Ruled Journal for women and girls who loves stories for United States, 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.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
  • Author : Earle Wilson
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :120
  • ISBN : 9780898272147
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Summary : Explores the basic truths and questions of Christianity such as the nature of God, the Trinity, salvation, sanctification, the end times and our Christian responsibility. Dr. Wilson explains what distinguishes the Wesleyan tradition, but also shows its significant similarities with other religious traditions.

This America: The Case for the Nation

This America: The Case for the Nation
  • Author : Jill Lepore
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  • Release Date :2019-05-28
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1631496425
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Summary : From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America, a follow-up to her much-celebrated history of the United States, These Truths. With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history—and the history of the idea of the nation itself—while calling for a “new Americanism”: a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America’s past. Lepore begins her argument with a primer on the origins of nations, explaining how liberalism, the nation-state, and liberal nationalism, developed together. Illiberal nationalism, however, emerged in the United States after the Civil War—resulting in the failure of Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the restriction of immigration. Much of American history, Lepore argues, has been a battle between these two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration. Defending liberalism, as This America demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. “When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,” Lepore tellingly writes, “nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism.” But liberalism is still in there, Lepore affirms, and This America is an attempt to pull it out. “In a world made up of nations, there is no more powerful way to fight the forces of prejudice, intolerance, and injustice than by a dedication to equality, citizenship, and equal rights, as guaranteed by a nation of laws.” A manifesto for a better nation, and a call for a “new Americanism,” This America reclaims the nation’s future by reclaiming its past.