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Online information Online Finding Aid. James Truslow Adams was successful businessman who became a celebrated historian, writing chiefly about the history of early New England.
Inhaving worked for twelve years as a businessman in a New York brokerage house, Adams moved to Bridgehampton, L. His first books–“Memorials of Old Bridgehampton” and “History of the Town of Southampton” –established him as o credible historian. After the war Adams thd researching and writing on the history of New England, which resulted in his epic three-volume series comprising “The Founding of New England”, which was published inand won the Pulitzer Prize in ; “Revolutionary New England”,which was published in and became a bestseller; and “New England in the Republic, “, which was published in Adams wrote biographical sketches of famous historians for the “Dictionary of American Biography”.
In Adams moved to London zmerica began working for magazines.
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While in London he published two collections of essays: In his “The Epic of America”, published inAdams attempted to address the historic development and philosophic vision of Truslw.
It was in this book that Adams coined the term “The American Dream” which he defined as”that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.
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. It is not a dream of motor cars epif high wages merely, but a dream of social adas in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.
In due course, Adams gave up writing in favor of editing, working on such titles as the “Dictionary of American History”, the “Atlas of American History”, and the “Album of American History”.
InAllan Nevins published his biography of Adams: Historian of the American Dream”. Subjects Adams, James Truslow.
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