Books Category: American Founding

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Essay on the Life of the Honourable MajorGeneral Israel Putnam An

An Essay on the Life of the Honourable Major-General Israel Putnam By David Humphreys
Edited and with a Foreword by William C. Dowling

American Founding American History

David Humphreys was aide-de-camp to Washington during the American Revolution. His Life of Israel Putnam, originally published in 1788, has rightly been described as “the first biography of an American written by an American.” It is, as William C. Dowling observes, “a classic of revolutionary writing, very readable and immensely interesting in what it says about the temper of the new republic in the period immediately after the American Revolution.” The subject—General Israel Putnam—is remembered to history and legend as exclaiming: “Don’t fire ’til you see the whites of their eyes!” to American soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill. As Professor Dowling notes, “All the episodes are retold—Bunker Hill, the Battle of White Plains, the crossing of the Delaware, the Battle of Princeton—but from the perspective of one who was there throughout, and who always permits us to see Putnam as the sort of character by whom history is, in the last analysis, made.” Humphreys wrote the biography when formation of the Society of the Cincinnati, composed of men who were officers in the Revolution, “focused debate in the new republic about the competing claims of individual liberty and the good of the community.”

Essays by The Free Republican

Essays by “The Free Republican,” 1784–1786 By Benjamin Lincoln, Jr.
Edited and with an Introduction by Philip C. Mead and Gordon S. Wood

American Founding American History

This is the first modern publication of ten essays published in the popular Boston newspaper The Independent Chronicle, a significant intellectual event in Massachusetts politics.

Fame and the Founding Fathers

Fame and the Founding Fathers: Essays by Douglass Adair By Douglass Adair
Edited by Trevor Colbourn

American Founding American History Political Thought

The fifteen articles, essays, notes, and documents gathered in this collection are a permanent contribution to study of the American founding. As teacher, critic, and editor of the William & Mary Quarterly, Adair demonstrated what Trevor Colbourn—one of his principal students—describes as an “extraordinary ability to enter empathetically into the experience and ideology of the Founding Fathers while at the same time writing about them critically and movingly.” The volume also includes an affectionate reminiscence of Adair by Caroline Robbins and a bibliographical essay by Robert E. Shalhope.

Federalist The

The Federalist: The Gideon Edition By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Edited by George W. Carey and James McClellan

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.

Founders Constitution The

The Founders’ Constitution Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

A triumph of primary-source research, The Founders’ Constitution is a brilliant five-volume series that presents “extracts from all the leading works of political theory, history, law, and constitutional argument on which the Framers and their contemporaries drew and which they themselves produced.”

Founders Constitution The Amendments I Through XII

The Founders’ Constitution: Amendments I Through XII Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Article  Section  Clause  Through Article  Section

The Founders’ Constitution: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5, Through Article 2, Section 1 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Article  Section  Through Article

The Founders’ Constitution: Article 2, Section 2, Through Article 7 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Major Themes

The Founders’ Constitution: Major Themes Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The The Preamble Through Article  Section  Clause

The Founders’ Constitution: The Preamble Through Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Friends of the Constitution

Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787–1788 Edited by Colleen A. Sheehan and Gary L. McDowell

American Founding American History

There were many writers other than John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton who, in 1787 and 1788, argued for the Constitution’s ratification. In a collection central to our understanding of the American founding, Friends of the Constitution brings together forty-nine of the most important of these “other” Federalists’ writings.

George Washington

George Washington: A Collection By George Washington
Compiled and Edited by W. B. Allen

American Founding American History Political Thought

George Washington speaks for himself on behalf of liberty and the emerging American republic in this handsome book, the only one-volume compilation in print of his vast writings.