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The Resource The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham

The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham

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The soul of America : the battle for our better angels
Title
The soul of America
Title remainder
the battle for our better angels
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the "Lost Cause"; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of "America First" in the years before World War II; the Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade to finish the fight against Jim Crow. In each of these dramatic, crucial turning points, the battle to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear, was joined, even as it is today. While the American story has not always or even often been heroic, and the outcome of that battle has never been certain, in this inspiring book, Meacham writes, "The good news is that we have come through darkness before," as time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.M4977 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Social movements
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To Hope Rather than to Fear -- The Confidence of the Whole People: Visions of the Presidency, the Ideas of Progress and Prosperity, and "We, the People" -- The Long Shadow of Appomattox: The Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and Reconstruction -- With Soul of Flame and Temper of Steel: "The Melting Pot", TR and his "Bully Pulpit," and the Progressive Promise -- A New and Good Thing in the World: The Triumph of Women's Suffrage, the Red Scare, and a New Klan -- The Crisis of the Old Order: The Great Depression, Huey Long, the New Deal, and America First -- Have You No Sense of Decency?: "Making Everyone Middle Class," the GI Bill, McCarthyism, and Modern Media -- What the Hell is the Presidency For?: "Segregation Forever," King's Crusade, and LBJ in the Crucible -- The First Duty of an American Citizen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780399589812
Lccn
2018010451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1022199604
Label
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To Hope Rather than to Fear -- The Confidence of the Whole People: Visions of the Presidency, the Ideas of Progress and Prosperity, and "We, the People" -- The Long Shadow of Appomattox: The Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and Reconstruction -- With Soul of Flame and Temper of Steel: "The Melting Pot", TR and his "Bully Pulpit," and the Progressive Promise -- A New and Good Thing in the World: The Triumph of Women's Suffrage, the Red Scare, and a New Klan -- The Crisis of the Old Order: The Great Depression, Huey Long, the New Deal, and America First -- Have You No Sense of Decency?: "Making Everyone Middle Class," the GI Bill, McCarthyism, and Modern Media -- What the Hell is the Presidency For?: "Segregation Forever," King's Crusade, and LBJ in the Crucible -- The First Duty of an American Citizen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780399589812
Lccn
2018010451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1022199604

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