The Party Battles of the Jackson Period (Classic Reprint): Claude G. Bowers
An Address Delivered at Charlestown, at the Request of the Young Men, Without Distinction of Party, in Commemoration of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint): Alexander Hill Everett
Ireland in 1868, the Battle-Field for English Party Strife:Its Grievances, Real and Factitious, Remedies, Abortive or Mischievous (Classic Reprint) Gerald Fitzgibbon
Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution - so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty - so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation´s founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to ´´take back America´´. Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a wry and bemused look at American history according to the far right, from the ´´rant heard round the world´´, which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board´s adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. Along the way, she provides rare insight into the 18th-century struggle for independence - the real one, that is. Lepore traces the roots of the far right´s reactionary history to the bicentennial in the 1970s, when no one could agree on what story a divided nation should tell about its unruly beginnings. Behind the Tea Party´s Revolution, she argues, lies a nostalgic and even heartbreaking yearning for an imagined past - a time less troubled by ambiguity, strife, and uncertainty - a yearning for an America that never was. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America´s founding that is not only a fable, but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism - anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003479/bk_adbl_003479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.