What did the words “the pursuit of happiness” and “we the people” mean then, and what do they mean now?
Joseph Ellis, an American history scholar and author of bestselling books about George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. All his books converged to inform us about the founding of our country and the founding of a continent-wide democracy.
Says Roxanne, “Professor Ellis has earned a Pulitzer, a national book award, and has brilliantly navigated the tricky balance of producing books of scholarly standards with
Books in this episode:
American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph Ellis
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan
The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
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