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These Truths

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By engaging with our . But Lepore also notes that history is a form of inquiry something to be questioned discussed disputed. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore offers an account of the grand American experiment via intertwined histories of American politics. Nothing short of a masterpiece.

These Truths

It comes from of course the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be selfevident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator. But has the nation and democracy itself delivered on that promise?. These Truths is the history of a nation which Lepore defines as a political community that joins people as if they were a family. She shows you all the ironies and contradictions in American history. I was 12 when the 16th Ave Street . Simon Winchester New Statesman. The American experiment rests on three ideasthese truths Jefferson called thempolitical equality natural rights and the sovereignty of the people. To answer that question Lepore wrestles with the state of American politics the legacy of slavery the persistence of inequality and the nature of technological change. In the most ambitious onevolume American history in decades awardwinning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and . The truths as Thomas Jefferson called them were political equality natural rights and the sovereignty of the people. These Truths sets out first to remind people how the United States got its start.

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