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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • 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...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Burr, Hamilton, and Jeffersonby Roger G. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 30.99

    This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with... more...

  • Fallen Founderby Nancy Isenberg

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    A controversial challenge to the works of Ron Chernow and David McCullough With Fallen Founder , Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone?s favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg?s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot,... more...