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The Resource Who were the founding fathers? : two hundred years of reinventing American history, Steven H. Jaffe

Who were the founding fathers? : two hundred years of reinventing American history, Steven H. Jaffe

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Who were the founding fathers? : two hundred years of reinventing American history
Title
Who were the founding fathers?
Title remainder
two hundred years of reinventing American history
Statement of responsibility
Steven H. Jaffe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The history of our revolution will be one continued lie from one end to the other. The essence of the whole will be that Dr. Franklin's electrical rod, smote the Earth and out sprung General Washington. John Adams to Benjamin Rush, April 4, 1790. From the beginning of the American Revolution to the very latest talk show and court case, Americans have argued over the Founding Fathers. Not only have we questioned the motives, meaning, and purpose of their actions, we have fought over who they actually were: Only signers of the Declaration? Soldiers on the front? Women in the homes? Slaves in the fields? Who were the Founding Fathers? America was founded relatively recently, and by people whose lives we can trace. Deciding what we think of the Founders also means determining what we stand for as a country. As labor unions and company lawyers, Confederates and Abolitionists, American Nazis and American Communists, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X have sought to speak for America, they too have defined and redefined the Founders
Summary
Discusses the true founders of America, including the women, slaves, Indians, and immigrants, all of whom have claimed founding rights over the last 200 years
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233762
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.J29 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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two hundred years of reinventing American history
Label
Who were the founding fathers? : two hundred years of reinventing American history, Steven H. Jaffe
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http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol042/95042581.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-218) and index
Contents
Introduction / Fifty-six traitors -- Franklin, Washington, and the rod / The founders in their own time: The founders -- Autobiography of a nation -- The most beloved man in America -- Wise Tom and Dusky Sally -- Did anybody ever see Washington naked? / The era of Jacksonian democracy: Who can tell how many Franklins may be among you? -- Man worship -- On strike for freedom -- Common sense -- This Fourth of July is yours, not mine / Abolitionists, feminists, and the Civil War: The book of fate -- Patriots of the second revolution -- All men and women are created equal -- The women of the American revolution -- The disease of democracy / Businessmen, Native Americans, and Populists: America at one hundred -- A century of dishonor -- Hamilton the hero -- Wall Street owns the country -- One hundred percent Americans / Immigrants and ancestors: A golden door? -- Our own heroes -- Wartime propaganda -- Closing the door -- A slobbery mass of flubdub / Debunking the founders: Squirrels in cages -- A constitution for the rich -- We are deceived by history -- Countries have no fathers -- Like the dark days of Valley Forge / The Great Depression and World War II: The year of Washington -- A new Jefferson -- The real Jefferson -- International conspiracies -- Fighting for liberty -- Jefferson's war -- I call upon you to be maladjusted / Prosperity and protest, from the fifties to the Vietnam war: Everybody ought to be happy every day -- The wonderful world of America -- The right to independent thought -- All men are created equal -- Liberty or death -- A time of extremism -- The spirit of '76? / From Watergate to the Reagan revolution -- and beyond: Nixon edition -- The Jefferson rule -- The buycentennial -- A new history -- Intimate stories -- Back to timeless principles -- Judging the past
Control code
194977
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780805031027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95042581
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33403570
  • (OCoLC)33403570
Label
Who were the founding fathers? : two hundred years of reinventing American history, Steven H. Jaffe
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol042/95042581.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-218) and index
Contents
Introduction / Fifty-six traitors -- Franklin, Washington, and the rod / The founders in their own time: The founders -- Autobiography of a nation -- The most beloved man in America -- Wise Tom and Dusky Sally -- Did anybody ever see Washington naked? / The era of Jacksonian democracy: Who can tell how many Franklins may be among you? -- Man worship -- On strike for freedom -- Common sense -- This Fourth of July is yours, not mine / Abolitionists, feminists, and the Civil War: The book of fate -- Patriots of the second revolution -- All men and women are created equal -- The women of the American revolution -- The disease of democracy / Businessmen, Native Americans, and Populists: America at one hundred -- A century of dishonor -- Hamilton the hero -- Wall Street owns the country -- One hundred percent Americans / Immigrants and ancestors: A golden door? -- Our own heroes -- Wartime propaganda -- Closing the door -- A slobbery mass of flubdub / Debunking the founders: Squirrels in cages -- A constitution for the rich -- We are deceived by history -- Countries have no fathers -- Like the dark days of Valley Forge / The Great Depression and World War II: The year of Washington -- A new Jefferson -- The real Jefferson -- International conspiracies -- Fighting for liberty -- Jefferson's war -- I call upon you to be maladjusted / Prosperity and protest, from the fifties to the Vietnam war: Everybody ought to be happy every day -- The wonderful world of America -- The right to independent thought -- All men are created equal -- Liberty or death -- A time of extremism -- The spirit of '76? / From Watergate to the Reagan revolution -- and beyond: Nixon edition -- The Jefferson rule -- The buycentennial -- A new history -- Intimate stories -- Back to timeless principles -- Judging the past
Control code
194977
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780805031027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95042581
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33403570
  • (OCoLC)33403570

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