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The Resource American rule : how a nation conquered the world but failed its people, Jared Yates Sexton

American rule : how a nation conquered the world but failed its people, Jared Yates Sexton

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American rule : how a nation conquered the world but failed its people
Title
American rule
Title remainder
how a nation conquered the world but failed its people
Statement of responsibility
Jared Yates Sexton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation's founding to the twenty-first century, which examines and debunks the American myths we've always told ourselves. In recent years, Americans have faced a deluge of horrifying developments in politics and culture: stolen elections, fascist rallies, families torn apart and locked away. A common refrain erupts at each new atrocity: This isn't who we are. In American Rule, Jared Yates Sexton upends those convenient fictions by laying bare the foundational myths at the heart of our collective American imagination. From the very origins of this nation, Americans in power have abused and subjugated others; enabling that corruption are the many myths of American exceptionalism and steadfast values, which are fed to the public and repeated across generations. Working through each era of American growth and change, Sexton weaves together the origins and perpetuation of these narratives still in the public memory, and the acts we have chosen to forget. Stirring, deeply researched, and disturbingly familiar, American Rule is a call to examine our own misconceptions of what it means, and has always meant, to be an American"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sexton, Jared Yates
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.S49 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
American rule : how a nation conquered the world but failed its people, Jared Yates Sexton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-337) 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
A revolution and a coup -- Of gods and men -- A nation washed in blood -- The rise of empires -- The god of peace -- The god of war -- A mindless juggernaut -- The cult of the shining city -- The age of irrational exuberance -- The kingdom of the crooked mirrors
Control code
on1190903923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781524745714
Lccn
2020005155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1190903923
Label
American rule : how a nation conquered the world but failed its people, Jared Yates Sexton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-337) 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
A revolution and a coup -- Of gods and men -- A nation washed in blood -- The rise of empires -- The god of peace -- The god of war -- A mindless juggernaut -- The cult of the shining city -- The age of irrational exuberance -- The kingdom of the crooked mirrors
Control code
on1190903923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781524745714
Lccn
2020005155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1190903923

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