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The epic of America

Author: James Truslow Adams
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Little, Brown, and Co., 1931.
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The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created Americaʹs national story. In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary American has matured over time in outlook, character, and opinion. Adams is interested in the whole of American history, how it began, and what it represented in the first half of the twentieth century. He traces the historical origins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949.
Epic of America.
Boston, Little, Brown, and Co., 1931
(OCoLC)610179458
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Truslow Adams
OCLC Number: 779523
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, pages, 2 leaves, [3]-433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. From Time Immemorial ----
II. The Return of Quetzalcoatl. 1. The Men of Destiny ---
2. A Civilization Established ----
III. America Secedes from the Empire ----
IV. The Nation Finds Itself ----
V. America Secedes from the Old World ----
VI. The Sun Rises in the West ----
VII. The North Begins to Hustle ----
VIII. Manifest Destiny Lays a Golden Egg ----
IX. Brothers' Blood ----
X. The End of the Frontier ----
XI. The Flag Outruns the Constitution ----
XII. The Age of the Dinosaurs ----
XIII. America Revisits the Old World.
Responsibility: by James Truslow Adams.

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The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created Americaʹs national story. In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary American has matured over time in outlook, character, and opinion. Adams is interested in the whole of American history, how it began, and what it represented in the first half of the twentieth century. He traces the historical origins of the American concept of "bigger and better," attitudes toward business, the American Dream, and other characteristics generally considered "typically American." Ever since America became an independent nation, each generation has seen an uprising of its citizens to save the American Dream from forces seeking to overwhelm and dispel it.

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