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The Resource First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country, Thomas E. Ricks

First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country, Thomas E. Ricks

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First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
Title
First principles
Title remainder
what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Title variation
What America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ricks, Thomas E
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.U5
LC item number
R487 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Madison, James
  • Political science
  • Classical literature
  • Classicism
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Madison, James
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • Politics and government
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy
  • Classical literature
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Classicism
  • Political science
  • United States
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First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country, Thomas E. Ricks
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Jefferson's declaration of the "American mind"
  • Washington: the noblest Roman of them all
  • The war strains the classical model
  • From a difficult war to an uneasy peace
  • Madison and the Constitution: balancing vice with vice
  • The Classical vision smashes into American reality
  • The revolution of 1800: the people, not the plebes
  • The end of American classicism
  • Epilogue: What we can do
  • Appendix: The Declaration of Independence
  • Chronology
  • Prologue: What is America?
  • The power of colonial classicism
  • Washington studies how to rise in colonial society
  • John Adams aims to become an American Cicero
  • Jefferson blooms at William & Mary
  • Madison breaks away to Princeton
  • Adams and the fuse of rebellion
Control code
on1140702784
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 386 pages
Isbn
9780062997456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1140702784
Label
First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country, Thomas E. Ricks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Jefferson's declaration of the "American mind"
  • Washington: the noblest Roman of them all
  • The war strains the classical model
  • From a difficult war to an uneasy peace
  • Madison and the Constitution: balancing vice with vice
  • The Classical vision smashes into American reality
  • The revolution of 1800: the people, not the plebes
  • The end of American classicism
  • Epilogue: What we can do
  • Appendix: The Declaration of Independence
  • Chronology
  • Prologue: What is America?
  • The power of colonial classicism
  • Washington studies how to rise in colonial society
  • John Adams aims to become an American Cicero
  • Jefferson blooms at William & Mary
  • Madison breaks away to Princeton
  • Adams and the fuse of rebellion
Control code
on1140702784
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 386 pages
Isbn
9780062997456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1140702784

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