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Founding Fathers Reconsidered

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ISBN-10: 0195338324

ISBN-13: 9780195338324

Edition: 2009

Authors: R. B. Bernstein, Richard B. Bernstein

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Here is a concise, scholarly, yet accessible overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as "the Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen. In The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings--people much like us--who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to transcend their intellectual world even as they were bound by its limits, men who strove to lead…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 238
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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

Preface
Chronology
Words, Images, Meanings
Contexts: The History That Made the Founding Fathers
Achievements and Challenges: The History the Founding Fathers Made
Legacies: What History Has Made of the Founding Fathers
Epilogue: The Founding Fathers, History, and Us
Appendix: The Founding Fathers: A Partial List
Acknowledgments
Notes
Further Reading
Index