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  • Thomas Jeffersonby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Thomas Jefferson was a gifted writer whose words helped form the country. Although at one time he wanted to be a great speaker, he found comfort and ease in writing. Not only was he a great writer, but an architect, inventor, surveyor, scientist, as well as a brilliant politician. He wanted to make life better for all people. more...

  • Exceptional Leadershipby Gilbert W. Fairholm

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from birth these ideals and values. Americans intuitively assume that they have rights that no one?not their bosses or even government can take... more...

  • Race and the Early Republicby Michael A. Morrison; James Brewer Stewart; David Brion Davis; Jr. Lacy K. Ford; Jon Gjerde; Lois E. Horton; Joanne Pope Melish; Daniel K. Richter; David R. Roediger; James P. Ronda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 26.99

    By 1840, American politics was a paradox?unprecedented freedom and equality for men of European descent, and the simultaneous isolation and degradation of people of African and Native American descent. Historians have often characterized this phenomenon as the "white republic." Race and the Early Republic offers a rich account of how this paradox... more...

  • American Creationby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation?s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders?Washington,... more...

  • For the Peopleby Ronald P. Formisano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality of rule by elected representatives. Ron Formisano seeks to rescue populist movements from the distortions of contemporary opponents as... more...

  • Beyond the Foundersby David Waldstreicher; Jeffrey L. Pasley; Andrew W. Robertson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 35.95

    In pursuit of a more sophisticated and inclusive American history, the contributors to Beyond the Founders propose new directions for the study of the political history of the republic before the Civil War. In ways formal and informal, symbolic and tactile, this political world encompassed blacks, women, entrepreneurs, and Native Americans, as well... more...

  • Facing the Otherby Linda Bolton

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    Linda Bolton uses six extraordinarily resonant moments in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American history to highlight the ethical challenge that the treatment of Native and African persons presented to the new republic?s ideal of freedom. An eloquent and thoughtful re-reading of the U.S. touchstones of democracy, this book argues forcefully for... more...

  • Something That Will Surprise the Worldby Susan Dunn

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 17.95

    The Founding Fathers-their most important speeches, letters, and writings-brought together in a single edition more...

  • Founding Rivalsby Chris DeRose

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95

    The Amazing True Story of the Election That Saved the Constitution In 1789, James Madison and James Monroe ran against each other for Congress?the only time that two future presidents have contested a congressional seat. But what was at stake, as author Chris DeRose reveals in Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathersby Brion McClanahan

    Regnery Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    The truth revealed--and PC myths shattered--about the Founding Fathers Tom Brokaw labeled the World War II generation the "Greatest Generation," but he was wrong. That honor belongs to the Founders--the men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty and independence, and who established the United States. This was... more...