Key Insights From:
A History of the American People
By Paul Johnson
Audio Available | 14 Minute Read
- To understand the formation of what we now know as the United States of America, we need to go back further than the Founding Fathers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson was the first American intellectual to decisively reject Europe’s sense of cultural superiority.
- The South’s loss to the Union armies was next to inevitable.
- Steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie did more to impact the United States than any president from Lincoln to Roosevelt.
- Nothing did more to alter America’s cultural-political landscape than drastic changes in media in the 1960s.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the puppet at the center of his power-hungry father’s scheming.