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The Resource We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams

We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams

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We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America
Title
We the people
Title remainder
the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America
Statement of responsibility
Juan Williams
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? More than 200 years ago, the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. But life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s. The notion of an African-American president of the United States, or a woman such as Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, would have been unimaginable to the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or who ratified the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. In a fascinating work of history told through a series of in depth profiles, prize-winning journalist Juan Williams takes readers into the life and work of a new generation of American Founders, who honor the original Founders' vision, even as they have quietly led revolutions in American politics, immigration, economics, and sexual behavior and reshaped the landscape of the nation.--From dust jacket
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AZZPT
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Williams, Juan
Dewey number
  • 909.82092/2
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D412.6
LC item number
.W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • Stateswomen
  • Political activists
  • Social action
  • Social problems
  • United States
Label
We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-432) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great American melting pot : JFK, Ted Kennedy, and the immigration reform that changed America -- The living Constitution : Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon Johnson, and the fight for civil rights -- Broken windows, urban crime, and hard data : Bill Bratton and modern policing -- "No apologies, no regrets" : General William Westmoreland and the rebirth of the U.S. military -- It's the economy, stupid : Milton Friedman's new math of free markets, big business, and small taxes -- Liberty and justice for all : Eleanor Roosevelt and the fight for universal human rights -- The bridge and tunnel crowd : Robert Moses, William Levitt, and the American city -- "Keep the boys happy" : George Meany, labor unions, and the rise of the middle class -- One nation under God : Billy Graham and the power of the Christian Right -- Girls to women to your boss : Betty Friedan and American feminism -- The power of diplomacy : Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, and the opening of China -- One third of a nation : Pat Moynihan and the war on poverty -- Equal protection under the law : Harry Hay, Barry Goldwater, and gay rights -- Back to the future : Ronald Reagan, Ed Meese, and the remaking of the judicial system -- The social safety net : Social Security, Medicare, and Robert Ball -- Silent spring : Rachel Carson and the environmental movement -- A new beginning : Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, and the fight for racial equality -- The right to bear arms : Charlton Heston and the NRA
Control code
ocn933729143
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 453 pages
Isbn
9780307952042
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great American melting pot : JFK, Ted Kennedy, and the immigration reform that changed America -- The living Constitution : Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon Johnson, and the fight for civil rights -- Broken windows, urban crime, and hard data : Bill Bratton and modern policing -- "No apologies, no regrets" : General William Westmoreland and the rebirth of the U.S. military -- It's the economy, stupid : Milton Friedman's new math of free markets, big business, and small taxes -- Liberty and justice for all : Eleanor Roosevelt and the fight for universal human rights -- The bridge and tunnel crowd : Robert Moses, William Levitt, and the American city -- "Keep the boys happy" : George Meany, labor unions, and the rise of the middle class -- One nation under God : Billy Graham and the power of the Christian Right -- Girls to women to your boss : Betty Friedan and American feminism -- The power of diplomacy : Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, and the opening of China -- One third of a nation : Pat Moynihan and the war on poverty -- Equal protection under the law : Harry Hay, Barry Goldwater, and gay rights -- Back to the future : Ronald Reagan, Ed Meese, and the remaking of the judicial system -- The social safety net : Social Security, Medicare, and Robert Ball -- Silent spring : Rachel Carson and the environmental movement -- A new beginning : Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, and the fight for racial equality -- The right to bear arms : Charlton Heston and the NRA
Control code
ocn933729143
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 453 pages
Isbn
9780307952042
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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