American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic / Joseph J. Ellis.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st large print ed.
    • Notes:
      Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2007.
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-461) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780739326183 : PAP
      073932618X : PAP
    • Accession Number:
      2007034105
    • Accession Number:
      fay.241169
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      ELLIS, J. J. American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic. 1st large print ed. [s. l.]: Random House Large Print, 2007. ISBN 9780739326183. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.241169. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
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      Ellis JJ. American Creation : Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic. 1st large print ed. Random House Large Print; 2007. Accessed August 10, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.241169
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      Ellis, J. J. (2007). American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic (1st large print ed.). Random House Large Print.
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      Ellis, Joseph J. 2007. American Creation : Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic. 1st large print ed. Random House Large Print. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.241169.
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      Ellis, J. J. (2007) American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic. 1st large print ed. Random House Large Print. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.241169 (Accessed: 10 August 2020).
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Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2007 September #1

*Starred Review* In a structure similar to his Founding Brothers (2000), which examined leading American revolutionaries at critical episodes, Ellis selects "certain propitious moments" from the American Revolution and early republic, dramatizes them, and analyzes their crucial ramifications for America's future. Those Ellis discusses, such as a sense of nationalism or the Founders' failure to constrain slavery, emerge as contingent developments. What Ellis emphasizes in this set of incisive narratives is the possibility that history could have taken some very different directions and that what occurred is unjustifiably endowed with inevitability. Subjects include the debate preceding the Declaration of Independence; the ordeal of Valley Forge; the beginning of the party system in the 1790s; and the Louisiana Purchase. Collectively they illuminate, argues Ellis, the Founders' anxieties about the constitutional nature, territorial extent, and permanence of the republic they were constructing. All the Founders had reservations about the nation-state that resulted. Their maneuvers to alter it, such as an effort by Washington's secretary of war to change Indian policy from dispossession to accommodation, crystallize in Ellis' outstanding acuity about the successes and failures of the Founders. A history bound for phenomenal popularity. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2007 June #1

A Pulitzer Prize winner looks back at the Founding Fathers' less-than-complete success; they created a republic but left slavery and hostilities with Native Americans intact. With a 12-city tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2007 June #1

This subtle, brilliant examination of the period between the War of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase puts Pulitzer-winner Ellis (Founding Brothers ) among the finest of America's narrative historians. Six stories, each centering on a significant creative achievement or failure, combine to portray often flawed men and their efforts to lay the republic's foundation. Set against the extraordinary establishment of "the most liberal nation-state in the history of Western Civilization... in the most extensive and richly endowed plot of ground on the planet" are the terrible costs of victory, including the perpetuation of slavery and the cruel oppression of Native Americans. Ellis blames the founders' failures on their decision to opt for an evolutionary revolution, not a risky severance with tradition (as would happen, murderously, in France, which necessitated compromises, like retaining slavery). Despite the injustices and brutalities that resulted, Ellis argues, "this deferral strategy" was "a profound insight rooted in a realistic appraisal of how enduring social change best happens." Ellis's lucid, illuminating and ironic prose will make this a holiday season hit. (Nov. 5)

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