Jack Rakove

Phillips's insistence on the primacy of 1775 as “the pivotal year” creates more problems than it solves.

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Fitly Spoken

Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.

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In our current slough of economic despair, is it time for Americans to recognize that we should all become Hamiltonians, following the genius of our f

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Richard Brookhiser saves his central argument for his final pages, and it might have been wiser to bring it out more explicitly much earlier. Madison

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The Secret Agent

The most accomplished spy of the American Revolution, Edward Bancroft, was once a man whose name was known only to scholars. It took a whole century f

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Founders Lite

What John and Abigail mainly bequeathed to Americans, then, was their relationship. But while no one better illustrates how the provincial world of th

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It would be easy to assume that the flag and the anthem have always been the central cultural symbols of our nationality. But in fact that has not bee

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