The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/5/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In a scholarly, yet accessible work, Bernstein reveals the Founding Fathers not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings who nevertheless achieved political greatness.

Author Biography

R. B. Bernstein, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written, edited, or co-edited nineteen books on American constitutional and legal history, including Thomas Jefferson.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chronologyp. xiii
Words, Images, Meaningsp. 3
Contexts: The History That Made the Founding Fathersp. 12
Achievements and Challenges: The History the Founding Fathers Madep. 39
Legacies: What History Has Made of the Founding Fathersp. 115
Epilogue: The Founding Fathers, History, and Usp. 168
Appendix: The Founding Fathers: A Partial Listp. 177
Acknowledgmentsp. 181
Notesp. 187
Further Readingp. 221
Indexp. 228
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