1 quote from The Epic of America: ‘The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opp. He was James Truslow Adams and he coined the phrase in his bestseller The Epic of America. Adams, who was no relation to the. Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America paints a sweeping In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. 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. The March of Democracy. His paternal grandfather William Newton Adams Sr. It has been much more than that. Building The British Empire: Charles Scribner’s Sons, The Epic of America.

Buy From Transaction Publishers Adamd. 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. The North Begins to Hustle. Who’s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners.

Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. 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. Scholars welcomed his social history of the colonial era, Provincial Society, The Nation Finds Itself.


Revolutionary New England, Account Options Sign in. Complete list — — — — — Retrieved from ” https: Adams lived adamw Southport, Connecticutwhere he died of a heart attack. Adams grew increasingly conscious of how different an American is now from the man or woman of any other advanced nation. His father had been born in CaracasVenezuela.

James Truslow Adams

The march of democracy. Trusllw wrote popular books and magazine articles in a steady stream. Pulitzer Prize for History — User Review – Flag as inappropriate It sound very good.

America Revisits the Old World. His Epic of America was an international bestseller, and was included in Life Magazine’s list of the outstanding books of America Secedes from the Old World.

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He entered investment banking, rising to partner in a New York Stock Exchange member firm. The Epic of America. Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created America’s national story.

Life Magazine14 August Little, Brown, and Company. Transaction PublishersMay 1, – History – pages.


Views Read Edit View history. Among British societies, he was honored as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

The Age of the Dinosaurs. Blue Ribbon Books,, italics in original. The Founding Of New England. He was a freelance author who helped to popularize the latest scholarship about American history and his three-volume history of New England is well regarded by scholars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Adams traces the historical origins of the American concept of “bigger and better,” attitudes toward business, the American Dream, and other characteristics generally considered “typically American.

In the complications of modern life and with our increased accumulation of knowledge, it doubtless helps greatly to compress some years of experience into far fewer years by studying for a particular trade or profession in an institution; but that fact should not blind us to another—namely, that in so doing we are learning a trade or a profession, but are not getting a liberal education as human beings.

An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Our business civilization; some aspects of American culture. Adqms, Adams felt the American Dream was in peril during the s and 30s.