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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • Gallatinby Nicholas Dungan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    You won?t find his portrait on our currency anymore and his signature isn?t penned on the Constitution, but former statesman Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) contributed immeasurably to the formation of America. Gallatin was the first president of the council of New York University and his name lives on at NYU?s Gallatin School of Individualized Study,... more...

  • The First Americanby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    National Bestseller  He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor,... 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$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • George Masonby Robert A. Rutland

    LSU Press 1980; US$ 17.95

    George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document's first ten amendments,... more...

  • Stephen R. Bradleyby Stephen R. Bradley; Dorr Bradley Carpenter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    Stephen R. Bradley was a Revolutionary War commander and U.S. Senator credited with writing the Twelfth Amendment and advocating a banning of the slave trade. This collection of Bradley's letters and personal papers provides a range of rare and significant material. This previously unpublished correspondence with presidents and the country's... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this iconic founder provides an ideal opportunity for students... more...