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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 973
Author: Lepore, Jill
Title: These truths
Remainder of title: a history of the United States
Summary, etc. note: "In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. 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 dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching," writes Jill Lepore in a groundbreaking investigation into the American past that places truth itself at the center of the nation's history. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths, or belied them. "A nation born in contradiction, liberty in a land of slavery, sovereignty in a land of conquest, will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, finding meaning in those very contradictions as she weaves American history into a majestic tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. A spellbinding chronicle filled with arresting sketches of Americans from John Winthrop and Frederick Douglass to Pauli Murray and Phyllis Schlafly, These Truths offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780393635249
: (hardcover)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: E178
Item number: .L57 2018
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 973
Dates associated with a name: 1966-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Jill Lepore.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: WW. Norton & Company
Date of publication: 2018
Projected publication date: 1809
: New York :
: W.W. Norton & Company,
: [2018]
Extent: 789 Pages
: rdacontent
: text
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: rdacarrier
: volume
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted contents note: The nature of the past -- The rulers and the ruled -- Of wars and revolutions -- The constitution of a nation -- A democracy of numbers -- The soul and the machine -- Of ships and shipwrecks -- The face of battle -- Of citizens, persons, and people -- Efficiency and the masses -- A constitution of the air -- The brutality of modernity -- A world of knowledge -- Rights and wrongs -- Battle lines -- America, disrupted -- The question addressed.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T
Purchase price: 39.95
Subject: Civil rights
Subject: United States -History
General subdivision: History.
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: United States
General subdivision: History.
General subdivision: Politics and government.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: LBSOR
: rf07 2018-08-31 (telework) to Dewey
: xm09 2018-08-31
: Claire Reinertsen; phone: 212-790-4333; email: creinertsen@wwnorton.com; bc: creinertsen@wwnorton.com
: LBSORCIP
: 2018-08-29

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