Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay


Land of Hope

Land of Hope review ð 108 F American history in American high schools and collegesThis state of affairs cannot continue for long without producing serious conseuences A great nation needs and deserves a great and coherent narrative as an expression of its own self understanding; and it needs to be able to convey that narrative to its young effectively It perhaps goes without saying that such a narrative cannot be a fairy tale or a whitewash of the past; it will not be convincing if it is not truthful But there is no necessary contradiction between an honest account of the American past and an inspiring one This account seeks to provide both Confession I m still reading it but it s captivating in the best sense This is exactly what I ve been looking for as a meaty introduction to US history that tells the story while whetting appetites for future study A terrific overall framework

Read & Download å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Wilfred M. McClay

Land of Hope review ð 108 We have a glut of text and trade books on American history But what we don't have is a compact inexpensive authoritative and compulsively readable book that will offer to American readers a clear informative and inspiring narrative account of their own country Such an account can shape and deepen their sense of the land they inhabit and by making them understand that land's roots and share in its memories will euip them for the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in American society It will provide them with an enduring sense of membership in one of the greatest enterprises in human history the exciting Land of Hope is refreshing a narrative history that doesn t try to cover everything but tries to tell the whole American story Rather than being a jingoistic title Land of Hope is a nuanced take that acknowledges the good intentions behind so much of American history while also illustrating its challenges As McClay asserts early on precisely because America has been a land of hope it has also been a land of disappointment Too often from Jackson s Indian Removal to the repetitive compromises that allowed slavery to grow to the present day Americans have failed to live up to their land s ideals However it is precisely that struggle which means we should celebrate America For every Jackson and Indian Removal there was Congressman Davy Crockett and Chief Justice John Marshall fighting back For every defender of slavery there was an abolitionist movement that eventually sacrificed the tranuility of the Union in order to eliminate itThis book would make an excellent introduction to American history for anyone particularly a high school studentMcClay himself acknowledges it is harder to objectively write history that is close in time McClay joins the movement of many scholars of the 2000s and 2010s by revising the critical assessment of Eisenhower s presidency and instead paints him as a masterful but behind the scenes politician Personally I find McClay s take on both LBJ and Nixon to be overly charitable but McClay goes out of his way to say the historical assessment of both men is still in flux as we are continuing to watch the results of their policies unfold today

Wilfred M. McClay ✓ 8 review

Land of Hope review ð 108 Perilous and conseuential story of their own countryThe existing texts simply fail to tell that story with energy and conviction They are likely to reflect the skeptical or partial outlook of specialized professional academic historians an outlook that leads to a fragmented and fractured view of modern American society and fails to convey to American readers the greater arc of their own history Or they disproportionately reflect the outlook of radical critics of American society whose one sided accounts lack the balance of a larger perspective and have had an enormous and largely negative effect upon the teaching o A wonderful overview of American History McClay does not try to hide the fact that we have made mistakes as a nation but his tone is hopeful and I could feel his patriotism I appreciate this so much in this day and age

  • Hardcover
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  • Land of Hope
  • Wilfred M. McClay
  • en
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9781594039379

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    Free download Land of Hope Wilfred M. McClay ✓ 8 review Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay A wonderful overview of American History McClay does not try to hide the fact that we have made mistakes as a nation but his tone is hopeful and I could feel his patriotism I appreciate this so much in this day and age

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    Free download Land of Hope Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay Read & Download å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Wilfred M. McClay “For the human animal meaning is not a luxury; it is a necessity Without it we perish Historical consciousness is to civilized society what memory is to individual identity” McClay provides a readable balanced look at the history of the United States His theme revolves around the argument that even though our country is flawed and imperfect it is also founded on important ideals that make it a “land of hope” in

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    Free download Land of Hope Wilfred M. McClay ✓ 8 review Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay I'm giving McClay's book five stars not because it is perfect but because it's a refreshing alternative to the typical propaganda that has become US history books McClay is optimistic about America but not blind to its faults and challenges He weaves an intellectual yet readable narrative about the United States and its influence in the world from its founding to present day I would highly recommend this book to homesch

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    Wilfred M. McClay ✓ 8 review Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay I start this review with the uote McClay uses as the epigraph for Land of Hope An Invitation to the Great American StoryEvery generation rewrites the past In easy times history is or less of an ornamental art but

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    Wilfred M. McClay ✓ 8 review Read & Download å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Wilfred M. McClay Free Land of Hope AUTHOR Wilfred M. McClay A very nice overview of the American history in the context of the idea of America as the land of the free Could have set the late 1800 in a bit context

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