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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New England in the republic, However, Adams felt the American Dream was in peril during the s and 30s. One should teach us how to make a tbe and the other how to live.

Selected pages Page 3. He was a freelance author who helped to popularize the latest scholarship about American history and his three-volume history of New England is well regarded by scholars.

The Flag Outruns the Constitution. InAllan Nevins published his biography of Adams: 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.

Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Uames 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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Map of Campus Libraries. In a more complete version of that quote, Adams says: Adams lived in Southport, Connecticutwhere he died of a heart attack. It was in this book that Adams coined amreica term “The American Dream” which he defined as”that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. Pulitzer Prize for History — The March of Democracy. Adams wrote 21 monographs between and Manifest Destiny Lays a Golden Egg.


He entered investment banking, rising to partner in a New York Stock Exchange member firm. For most of us it is essential that we should make a living It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream 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 are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.

Among British societies, he was honored as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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AfterAdams was active in the American Academy of Arts and Letters [14] serving as both chancellor americz treasurer of that organization. User Review – Flag as inappropriate It sound very good. The Oc Rises in the West. Account Options Sign in. After the war Adams began researching and writing on the history of New Lf, which resulted in his epic three-volume series comprising “The Founding of New England”, which was published inand won the Pulitzer Prize in ; “Revolutionary New England”,which was published in and became a bestseller; and “New England in the Republic, “, which was published in Building The British Empire: In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary American has matured over time in outlook, character, and opinion.

He wrote popular books and magazine articles in a steady stream. Life Magazine14 August His first books–“Memorials of Old Bridgehampton” and “History of the Town of Southampton” –established him as a credible historian.


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The Epic of America. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history.

His father had been born in CaracasVenezuela. My library Help Advanced Book Search. One should teach us how to make a ameriica and the other how to live” is widely misattributed to John Adams. Inhaving worked for twelve years as a businessman in a New York brokerage house, Trusow moved to Bridgehampton, L.

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While in London he published two collections of essays: In 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 by 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.

America Revisits the Old World. Transaction PublishersMay 1, – History – pages. 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.