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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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. Building The British Empire: Oxford University Press,7, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. New England in the republic, America Revisits the Old World. The Epic of America. Axams 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 “Album of American History”.

Account Options Sign in. Yhehaving worked for twelve years as a businessman in a New York brokerage house, Adams moved to Bridgehampton, L. His father had been born in CaracasVenezuela. 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 richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability ameica achievement.


One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live” is widely misattributed to John Adams. 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.

His Epic of America was an international bestseller, tne was included in Life Magazine’s list of the outstanding books of In his “The Epic of America”, published inAdams attempted to address the historic development and philosophic vision of America.

Views Read Edit View history. 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. For other people named James Adams, see James Adams disambiguation.

The Founding Of New England. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, truslod too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. Historian of the American Dream”. Complete list spic — — — — The March of Democracy. Judges–Selection and appointment–United States–Historyth century.

James Truslow Adams

The Nation Finds Itself. In Adams moved to London and began working for magazines. America Secedes from the Empire. Charles Scribner’s Sons, ; 2nd, revised edition in 6 vols.

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Committee on Un-American Activities. The Flag Outruns the Constitution. Little, Brown, and Company. Revolutionary New England, James Truslow Adams was successful businessman who became a celebrated historian, writing chiefly about the history of early New England. Manifest Destiny Lays a Golden Egg. Pulitzer Prize for History — My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Adams grew increasingly conscious of how different an American is now from the man or woman of any other advanced nation. Adams wrote biographical sketches of famous historians for the “Dictionary of American Biography”. In a more complete version of that quote, Adams says: One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

Life Magazine14 August Schedule a Research Consultation. It is not a dream of motor cars and epix 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, and be recognized by fhe for what they are, regardless of the aams circumstances of birth or position.

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Report an E-Resource Problem. He wrote popular books and magazine articles in a steady stream.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat While in London he published two collections of essays: