The Moral Basis of Democracy - eBook
The Moral Basis of Democracy - eBook  -     By: Eleanor Roosevelt
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781497663657
ISBN-13: 9781497663657

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A wartime manifesto on the moral obligations of democratic citizens from the most influential first lady in American history.

With the threat of the Third Reich looming, Eleanor Roosevelt employs the history of human rights to establish the idea that at the core of democracy is a spiritual responsibility to other citizens. Roosevelt then calls on all Americans, especially the youth, to prioritize the well-being of others and have faith that their fellow citizens will protect them in return. She defines this trust between people as a trait of true democracy.
 
Roosevelt advances an optimistic model for the democracy of the future, and although we’ve taken some steps in the direction of her vision, it’s still a long way from reality. The issues first addressed in this 1940 essay—namely financial inequality and racial discrimination—are sadly still relevant today, as bigotry continues to undermine our national unity.
 
Her first publication as first lady, The Moral Basis of Democracy is an honest and heartfelt call for all Americans to choose love and faith over hatred and fear. Roosevelt takes an inspiring stance in defense of democracy, progress, and morality; the wisdom imparted here is timeless, and a must-read for every American.
 
This edition features a foreword by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, an introduction by Roosevelt historian Allida Black, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Eleanor Roosevelt including images from the author’s estate.
 
 

Author Bio

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she wasn’t satisfied with the traditional role of the first lady, and resolved to show the world the first lady’s importance in American politics by actively promoting human, civil, and women’s rights.
 
Following the death of her husband in 1945, Roosevelt went on to serve as delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. In addition to her political work, Roosevelt is the author of multiple books on her life and experiences, including This Is My Story, On My Own, and The Moral Basis of Democracy. She died on November 7, 1962.
 

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