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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • Women of the Constitutionby Janice E. McKenney

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Women of the Constitution follows in the footsteps of the 1912 work devoted to biographical sketches of the spouses of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This book will be the first work devoted exclusively to providing brief biographies of the forty-three wives of the signers of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. more...

  • Sex and the Founding Fathersby Thomas A. Foster

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 28.50

    Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing these commentaries on the Revolutionary Era's major political figures in Sex and the Founding Fathers , Thomas Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal the true character... more...

  • The True Benjamin Franklinby Sydney George Fisher

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    In spite of being dead for over two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin remains an object of fascination for many history buffs. He was a diplomat, postmaster, political theorist, politician, scientist, satirist, musician, civic activist, and so much more. With his manifold accomplishments, it is nearly impossible to believe that still so little could... more...

  • America's Founding Fathersby Bill Adler

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99

    Here are the personal philosophies, opinions, thoughts, witticisms, and feelings of the upstanding and quintessential Americans who founded our nation. This book gathers together their best quotations on subjects including life, love, marriage, family, children, religion, patriotism, sacrifice, law, professionalism, medicine, and more. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations... more...

  • Securing American Independence: John Jay and the French Allianceby Frank Brecher

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 101.00

    Brecher explores the controversial diplomacy by which the United States separately brought to a de facto close its War of Independence against the British, leaving its one ally, France, in the lurch. He focuses on the two dominant, ostensibly allied peace negotiators, John Jay and Vergennes. Veteran diplomat and diplomatic history author Frank... more...

  • Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Biographical Dictionaryby Joseph Morton

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00

    As the oldest still operational written constitution in the world, the U.S. Constitution?and the concepts it proclaims? have been under almost constant attack since its inception. At a convention in 1787, fifty-five delegates assembled in Philadelphia to revise and amend the Articles of Confederation, only to emerge sixteen weeks later with a new... more...

  • Franklinby James Srodes

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Historian and biographer James Srodes tells Benjamin Franklin's incredible life story, making full use of the previously neglected Franklin papers to provide the most riveting account yet of the journalist, scientist, polilician, and unlikely adventurer. From London, Paris, Philadelphia to his numerous romantic liaisons, Franklin's life becomes a... more...

  • John Randolph of Roanokeby David Johnson

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 38.00

    One of the most eccentric and accomplished politicians in all of American history, John Randolph (1773--1833) led a life marked by controversy. The long-serving Virginia congressman and architect of Southern conservatism grabbed headlines with his prescient comments, public brawls, and clashes with every president from John Adams to Andrew Jackson.... more...

  • Words of the Founding Fathersby Steve Coffman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 75.00

    This text collects quotations, passages and documents attributed to America's six essential founders. Topics covered include liberty, religion, revolution, republican government, the constitution, education, commerce, class, war and peace, and the disenfranchised (slaves, Native Americans and women). Each of the book's quotations is sourced... more...