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The Resource Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different, Gordon S. Wood

Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different, Gordon S. Wood

Label
Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different
Title
Revolutionary characters
Title remainder
what made the founders different
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A series of studies of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers. Each life is considered in the round, but the thread that binds the work together is the idea of character as a lived reality for these men. For these were men, Wood shows, who took the matter of character very seriously. They were the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made, men who considered the arc of lives, as of nations, as being one of moral progress. They saw themselves as comprising the world's first meritocracy, as opposed to the decadent Old World aristocracy of inherited wealth and station. Historian Wood's accomplishment here is to bring these men and their times down to earth and within our reach, showing us just who they were and what drove them, and that the virtues they defined for themselves are the virtues we aspire to still.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Dewey number
  • 973.3092/2
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.5
LC item number
.W82 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different, Gordon S. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-307) and index
Contents
Introduction: The founders and the Enlightenment -- The greatness of George Washington -- The invention of Benjamin Franklin -- The trials and tribulations of Thomas Jefferson -- Alexander Hamilton and the making of a fiscal-military state -- Is there a "James Madison problem"? -- The relevance and irrelevance of John Adams -- Thomas Paine, America's first public intellectual -- The real treason of Aaron Burr -- The founders and the creation of modern public opinion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 321 p.
Isbn
9780143112082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-307) and index
Contents
Introduction: The founders and the Enlightenment -- The greatness of George Washington -- The invention of Benjamin Franklin -- The trials and tribulations of Thomas Jefferson -- Alexander Hamilton and the making of a fiscal-military state -- Is there a "James Madison problem"? -- The relevance and irrelevance of John Adams -- Thomas Paine, America's first public intellectual -- The real treason of Aaron Burr -- The founders and the creation of modern public opinion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 321 p.
Isbn
9780143112082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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