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LocationClark County
Call No342.73029 Roos
TitleThe nation that never was : reconstructing America's story / Kermit Roosevelt III.
AuthorRoosevelt, Kermit, 1971- author.
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101994874342.73029 Roos6/21/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780226817613 (cloth)
International Standard Book Number 022681761X (cloth)
International Standard Book Number 9780226817620 (ebook)
Personal Name Roosevelt, Kermit, 1971- author.
Title Statement The nation that never was : reconstructing America's story / Kermit Roosevelt III.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2022.
Physical Description 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note Stories of America -- Questioning the standard story: dissenters -- The exclusive Declaration -- The ambiguous Revolution -- The geostrategic Constitution -- The story of continuity -- The march of the Declaration -- Why we tell the standard story -- Why we shouldn't tell the standard story -- Magic tricks and revolutions -- Why, how, and who we are -- Redemption songs: inclusive equality and exclusive individualism in modern America -- The better story.
Summary, Etc. "One standard story about America is rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Another story concerns America's moment of reckoning after the Civil War, when it was possible to believe that the country would transcend its racist roots. Kermit Roosevelt III argues here that today, with the country increasingly riven along violent divides, we can find a path forward by shifting our benchmarks from the first story, which fostered the Confederacy, to the second. America doesn't need to find a new usable past; it already has one: we don't live in the Founders' America-we live in Lincoln's"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Corporate Name United States. Declaration of Independence.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Constitutional history United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Slavery United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Equality United States.

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