These Truths

These Truths A History of the United States

Paperback (01 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths", Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching", writes Jill Lepore in a ground-breaking investigation into the American past that places truth at the centre of the nation's history. Telling the story of America, beginning in 1492, These Truths asks whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them. Finding meaning in contradiction, Lepore weaves American history into a tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. This spellbinding chronicle offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393357424
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 1743
Number of pages: 960
Weight: 922g
Height: 234mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 41mm