Jill Lepore

These Truths: A History of the United States (Paperback)

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Book FormatPaperback
AuthorJill Lepore
Publication DateOctober, 2019
ISBN-139780393357424
GenreHistory/United States - State & Local - General
<p>Widely hailed for its &quot;sweeping, sobering account of the American past&quot; (<i>New York Times Book Review</i>), 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--&quot;these truths,&quot; Jefferson called them--political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise?</p> <p><i>These Truths</i> 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. &quot;A nation born in contradiction... will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history,&quot; Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. With <i>These Truths</i>, Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come.</p>

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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.

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Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
960
Author
Jill Lepore
Title
These Truths: A History of the United States
ISBN-13
9780393357424
Publication Date
October, 2019
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0393357422

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