The Idea of America
At the heart of America, this book argues, is a great debate. And at the heart of that debate are our shared democratic values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth. The Idea of America shows how these values and the tensions between them have shaped and continue to shape our history.
Begin your own debate with friends or community members! For book group discussion questions and other educational resources for classrooms and lifelong learners, visit www.history.org.
Written by H. Michael Hartoonian, Richard Van Scotter, William E. White
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