The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
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A timely look at tumultuous periods in American history when Presidents and ordinary citizens came together to defeat the forces of fear and hate–from the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
In The Soul of America, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment of crisis in American politics by looking back at critical times in history when hope overcame hatred.
Our current climate of partisan division is not new, and by exploring past dark moments in American history Meacham shows us how our “better angels” have again and again won the day.
Painting revealing portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and U.S. Grant, he brings the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Southern “Lost Cause” back to vivid life, as well as Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive movement;
Woodrow Wilson and the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the KKK in the 1920’s; FDR and the “America First” movement of the 1930’s; Truman, Eisenhower, and the reign of Joe McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s fight for civil rights.