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Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory

by Janice Hume

The American Revolution-an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins-continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year...

America's First Chaplain: The Life and Times of the Reverend Jacob Duch

by Kevin J. Dellape

America’s First Chaplain studies the family background, education, ministerial career, ideology, political activities, exile to England, and return to America of Jacob Duché, Anglican minister of Philadelphia’s...

A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

by Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest,...

The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context

by Robert D. Bush

In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. President...

The Men Who Made the Constitution: Lives of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

by John R. Vile

In The Men Who Made the Constitution, constitutional scholar John R. Vile explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention...

Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

by M. Andrew Holowchak

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with...

Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

by Thomas C. Danisi

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the...

That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing

by Michael Austin

This book examines dozens of books, articles, speeches, and radio broadcasts by such figures as Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Larry Schweikart, and David Barton to expose the deep historical flaws in...

Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions

by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication...

Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...

"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

by Harlow Giles Unger

In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his ceremonial...

The Protestant Temperament

by Philip J. Jr Greven

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history...

Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

by Carl L. Becker

The Declaration of Independence

Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets...

The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

by Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme...

George Washington: Gentleman Warrior

by Stephen Brumwell

Winner of the prestigious George Washington Book Prize, George Washington is a vivid recounting of the formative years and military career of "The Father of his Country," following his journey from brutal border...

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician

by John K. Alexander

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander...

Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation

by Norman K. Risjord

No simple rubric comes easily to mind when one thinks of the Revolutionary generation. Their accomplishments were too grand, their interests too varied to be encompassed in a single phrase. This book reflects...

The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817

by Myron Magnet

Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders’ own voices—and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness...

George Washington: Uniting a Nation

by Don Higginbotham

In George Washington: Uniting a Nation, Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows...

Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

by Stephen H. Case & Mark Jacob

Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable...