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Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

ISBN-10: 1596980923
ISBN-13: 9781596980921
Edition: 2009
Authors: Brion McClanahan
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Timed to launch before the July 4th holiday, this title in the Politically Incorrect Guide series rescues the Founding Fathers' reputations from the plague of modern political correctness to hold them up for what they truly are: the pillars of American society.

Introduction
Myths, Realities, and the Issues of the Founding Generation
The Myths
Myth: The Founding generation created a democracy
Myth: The Founding Fathers really believed everyone was equal
Myth: Slavery was a sin of the Southern founders
Myth: Paul Revere single-handedly warned the Boston countryside of the impending British invasion
Myth: Benjamin Franklin had thirteen to eighty illegitimate children!
Myth: Thomas Jefferson kept a concubine slave and fathered children with her!
Myth: Washington had an affair with his neighbor's wife!
Myth: Alexander Hamilton had a gay lover!
A Conservative Revolution
The Declaration of Independence
Who's sovereign now?
"Experience must be our only guide"
"The public mind... is extremely uneasy at the proposed change of government"
The Issues
Give me back my gun!
A godless society?
The states (and the people) are sovereign
A limited executive
Abolish the Fed!
A "president's" war?
"No Taxation without Representation!"
Who said that's unconstitutional?
John Adams is a war-mongering scoundrel!
Give me my welfare!
The Men The Big Six
George Washington
The first American hero
The Revolution
Duty calls
The last years
The Washington effect
Thomas Jefferson
Patriot
Diplomat and secretary of state
Retirement and vice president
The presidency
The Jeffersonian tradition
John Adams
The Revolution
"His rotundity"
The insecure president
Retirement
James Madison
"Father of the Constitution"
The Federal career
The fourth president
Death and legacy
Alexander Hamilton
The Revolution
The best government the country will permit
Secretary of the Treasury
Retirement and duel
Legacy
Benjamin Franklin
Cautious revolutionary
The man in the fur cap
The grandfather of the Republic
The Forgotten Founders
Samuel Adams
Firebrand
Anti-Federalist
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Signer
Mild Federalist
George Clinton
Anti-Federalist governor
Vice President Clinton
A states' rights patriot
John Dickinson
"Penman of the Revolution"
The Convention
Retirement
Elbridge Gerry
The "self-serving" politician?
Gerry vs. Mason
John Hancock
"Treasonous" John Hancock
The governor
Patrick Henry
The Revolution
The Constitution
Red Hill
Richard Henry Lee
Those who love liberty
Virginian
Nathaniel Macon
The Quid
The Republican of Buck Spring
Francis Marion
The Swamp Fox
The politically incorrect soldier
John Marshall
Chief Justice
The architect of big government
George Mason
The "retired" revolutionary
"Objections to the Federal Constitution"
Slavery
Roger Sherman
The Atlas
The Connecticut Compromise
John Taylor of Caroline
Secessionist
The pamphleteer
Conclusion: What the Founding Fathers Would Do
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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