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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Manifest Destiny Lays a Golden Egg. See also Benjamin Hunnicutt, Free Time: Adams grew hruslow conscious of how different an American is now from the man or woman of any other advanced nation. The March of Democracy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His father had been born in CaracasVenezuela. Transaction PublishersMay 1, – History – pages. User Review – Flag as inappropriate It sound very good. In due course, Adams gave up writing in favor of editing, working on such titles as the “Dictionary of American History”, the “Atlas of American History”, and the americaa of American History”.

Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America adama a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created America’s national story. Views Read Edit View history. 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. Judges–Selection and appointment–United States–Historyth century. He entered investment banking, rising to partner in a New Truzlow Stock Exchange member firm.


InAllan Nevins published his truslos of Adams: America Secedes from the Empire. There is a tradition of one-volume narrative histories of the United States in which the political, military, diplomatic, social, and economic strands are skillfully interwoven.

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New England in the republic, Online information Online Finding Aid. Pulitzer Prize for History — Adams gained national attention with his trilogy on the history of New England —26winning the Pulitzer Prize for the first volume.

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, dpic be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.

One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Historian of oof American Dream”.

Blue Ribbon Books,, italics in original. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. The march of democracy. 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 jwmes 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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The Men of Destiny. Charles Scribner’s Sons, It has been much more than that. In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary American has matured over time in outlook, character, and opinion. It was in this book that Adams coined the term “The American Dream” which he defined as”that dream of a land in which life should be better and wpic and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.

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. Building The British Empire: