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Founders - Ray Raphael

Paperback Published: 31st August 2010
ISBN: 9781595584175
Number Of Pages: 594

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Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison—together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation’s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to reveal an entire generation of patriots who pushed for independence, fought a war, and set the United States on its course—giving us "an evangelizing introduction to the American Revolution" (Booklist).

Called “entertaining yet informative” by Library Journal, Founders brings to life seven historical figures whose stories anchor a sweeping yet intimate history of the Founding Era, from the beginnings of unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights thirty years later. Here we follow the intertwined lives of George Washington and a private soldier in his army. America’s richest merchant, who rescued the nation from bankruptcy, goes head to head with a peripatetic revolutionary who incited rebellion in seven states. Rounding out the company is a richly nuanced cast that includes a common village blacksmith, a conservative slave owner with an abolitionist son, and Mercy Otis Warren, the most politically engaged woman of the time.

A master narrative with unprecedented historical scope, Founders will forever change our image of this most crucial moment in America’s past.

List of Imagesp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Resistancep. 1
Facing East and Westp. 3
Liberty and Property-and No Stamps!p. 32
A Perfect Sense of Their Rightsp. 51
A Violent Turnp. 76
Politics and Teap. 102
Revolutionp. 125
The First American Revolutionp. 127
Going Continentalp. 154
Blows Must Decidep. 168
Rage Militairep. 187
Liberty for All?p. 216
Independencep. 234
Warp. 261
Battle Linesp. 263
Home Rule-First Draftsp. 292
In Victory and Defeatp. 311
Falling Apartp. 336
Endgamep. 369
Nationp. 397
Settling Upp. 399
Desires and Discontentsp. 419
New Rulesp. 444
Lives and Legaciesp. 493
Notes and Sourcesp. 519
Image Creditsp. 573
Indexp. 577
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ISBN: 9781595584175
ISBN-10: 159558417X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 594
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.73
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1