FOUNDING BROTHERS The Revolutionary Generation

FOUNDING BROTHERS The Revolutionary Generation

By: Ellis, Joseph J

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In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals--Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison--confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.

The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers--re-examined here as Founding Brothers--combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes--Hamilton and Burr's deadly duel, Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams' administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin's attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison's attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams' famous correspondence--Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation's history.

Title: FOUNDING BROTHERS The Revolutionary Generation

Author Name: Ellis, Joseph J

Categories: U S History, U S History - Founding Fathers,

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2000

ISBN Number: 0375705244

ISBN Number 13: 9780375705243

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 142740

Keywords: U S Politics - 1783 To 1809,