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Explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution. The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation’s founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in US history: more than any other, it stands as a proxy for how Americans perceive the nation’s aspirations. Americans’ increased fascination with the Revolution over the pasttwo decades represents more than interest in the past. It’s also a site to work out the present, and the future. Whatare we using the Revolution to debate?In Fighting over the Founders, Andrew M. Schocket explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution. Identifying competing “essentialist” and “organicist” interpretations of the American Revolution, Schocket shows how today’s memories of the American Revolution reveal Americans' conflicted ideas about class, about race, and about gender―as well as the nature of history itself. Fighting over the Founders plumbs our views of the past and the present, and illuminates our ideas of what United States means to its citizens in the new millennium.

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9780814708163 | New York Univ Pr, January 23, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution.

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9781479884100 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $19.95

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9781451675429 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9781451675436 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00

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Product Description: In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang. Three years later and seventy miles away, an eighty-three-year-old Connecticut farmer was convicted of the same crime and sentenced to the same punishment...read more

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9780812245813 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, January 17, 2014, cover price $34.95

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9780812223750 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 8, 2016), cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang.

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This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796. At first glance, the first presidential contest looks unfamiliar—parties were frowned upon, there was no national vote, and the candidates did not even participate (the political mores of the day forbade it). Yet for all that, Jeffrey L. Pasley contends, the election of 1796 was "absolutely seminal," setting the stage for all of American politics to follow.Challenging much of the conventional understanding of this election, Pasley argues that Federalist and Democratic-Republican were deeply meaningful categories for politicians and citizens of the 1790s, even if the names could be inconsistent and the institutional presence lacking. He treats the 1796 election as a rough draft of the democratic presidential campaigns that came later rather than as the personal squabble depicted by other historians. It set the geographic pattern of New England competing with the South at the two extremes of American politics, and it established the basic ideological dynamic of a liberal, rights-spreading American left arrayed against a conservative, society-protecting right, each with its own competing model of leadership.Rather than the inner thoughts and personal lives of the Founders, covered in so many other volumes, Pasley focuses on images of Adams and Jefferson created by supporters-and detractors-through the press, capturing the way that ordinary citizens in 1796 would have actually experienced candidates they never heard speak. Newspaper editors, minor officials, now forgotten congressman, and individual elector candidates all take a leading role in the story to show how politics of the day actually worked.Pasley's cogent study rescues the election of 1796 from the shadow of 1800 and invites us to rethink how we view that campaign and the origins of American politics.

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9780700619078 | Univ Pr of Kansas, May 9, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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9780700623518 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, December 5, 2016), cover price $28.95

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Product Description: In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery, with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him "the acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed...read more

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9780199947959 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery, with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him "the acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed.

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Product Description: No book was more accessible or familiar to the American founders than the Bible, and no book was more frequently alluded to or quoted from in the political discourse of the age. How and for what purposes did the founding generation use the Bible? How did the Bible influence their political culture? Shedding new light on some of the most familiar rhetoric of the founding era, Daniel Dreisbach analyzes the founders' diverse use of scripture, ranging from the literary to the theological...read more

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9780199987931 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: No book was more accessible or familiar to the American founders than the Bible, and no book was more frequently alluded to or quoted from in the political discourse of the age.

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9781594162688 | Westholme Pub Llc, November 11, 2016, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: Considered One of the First Acts of Rebellion to British Authority Over the American Colonies, a Fresh Account Placing the Incident into Historical Context Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773—a period historians refer to as “the lull”—a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol...read more

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9781594162671 | Westholme Pub Llc, November 4, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Considered One of the First Acts of Rebellion to British Authority Over the American Colonies, a Fresh Account Placing the Incident into Historical Context Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773—a period historians refer to as “the lull”—a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol.

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9780803295254 | Reprint edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $25.00

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Product Description: If you love Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, or the books of Ron Chernow and David McCullough, then dig into these facts about Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the rest of the founding fathers...read more

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9781510712126 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, October 25, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: If you love Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, or the books of Ron Chernow and David McCullough, then dig into these facts about Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the rest of the founding fathers.

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By Joe Barrett (narrator)

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9781515907244 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $37.99
9781515957249 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $24.99

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Product Description: The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world’s spotlight—and we need him now more than ever...read more

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9780451498090 | Three Rivers Pr, September 20, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world’s spotlight—and we need him now more than ever.

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Product Description: A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World...read more

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9780300192575 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World.

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Product Description: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation...read more

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9780812248609 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Even as eighteenth-century thinkers from John Locke to Thomas Jefferson struggled to find effective means to restrain power, contemporary discussions of society gave increasing attention to ideals of refinement, moderation, and polished self-presentation.

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Product Description: Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain (the Jay Treaty). In August, George Washington had ratified the treaty, with a condition attached by the Senate, and he now awaited news of British ratification...read more

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9780813938813 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 19, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain (the Jay Treaty).

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9781595231031 | Sentinel, November 5, 2013, cover price $27.95

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9780143130604 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 18, 2016), cover price $9.99 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
9781595231109 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

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9780143130604 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 18, 2016), cover price $9.99 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
9781595231109 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

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9781611762273 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, November 5, 2013), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Too often, says Jennifer L. Goloboy, we equate being middle class with “niceness”―a set of values frozen in the antebellum period and centered on long-term economic and social progress and a close, nurturing family life. Goloboy’s case study of merchants in Charleston, South Carolina, looks to an earlier time to establish the roots of middle-class culture in America...read more

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9780820349961 | Univ of Georgia Pr, October 10, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Too often, says Jennifer L.

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