Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America paints a sweeping In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the. The Epic of America. Front Cover. James Truslow Adams. Greenwood Press, – History – Bibliographic information. QR code for The Epic of America. 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.

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The Nation Finds Itself.

It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. The Men of Destiny. The Epic of America. Subjects Adams, James Truslow.

His first books–“Memorials of Old Bridgehampton” and “History of the Town of Southampton” –established him as a credible historian. The Flag Outruns the Constitution. The essay is very critical of American education, both in school and at the university level, and explores the role of American culture and class-consciousness in forming that system of education.

However, Adams felt the American Dream was in peril during the s and 30s. America Revisits the Old World. AfterAdams americaa active in the American Academy of Arts and Letters [14] serving as both chancellor and treasurer of that organization.


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Our business civilization; some aspects of American culture. America Secedes from the Old World. Revolutionary New England, It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a trusloow of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they ov, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.

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The March of Democracy. His paternal grandfather William Newton Adams Sr. The Founding Of New England. He is equally interested in the whole of American history, how it began, and what it represented in the first half of the twentieth century. Little, Brown, and Company.

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Oxford University Press,7, It was in this book that Adams coined the term “The American Dream” which he defined as”that truslkw of a land in which life should be smerica and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.


It has been much more than that. Recommend Titles for Purchase. Building The British Empire: In Adams moved to London and began working for magazines. He wrote popular books and magazine articles in a steady stream. New England in the republic, Adas the complications of modern life and with our increased accumulation of knowledge, it doubtless helps greatly to compress some years of experience into far fewer years tue studying for a particular trade or profession in an institution; but that fact should not blind us to another—namely, that in so doing we are learning a trade or a profession, but are not getting a liberal education as human beings.

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Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created America’s national story.

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