For much of our history, the leaders of the American Revolution and the framers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution enjoyed iconic, mythic status. But they have also been subjected to ... Read More
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
At the outset of his history of the United States between 1789 - 1815, Professor Gordon Wood aptly describes his subject as "Rip Van Winkle's America". Van Winkle, of course, was the subject of a ... Read More
This impressive book is about the underlying motive of the revolution: fed up with the condescension of Britain's caste-class laws and govt, the colonists opted for a more level playing field. With a ... Read More
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