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Founding Friendships by Cassandra Good

Founding Friendships

Read an excerpt from Cassandra Good's Founding Friendships to explore how, by forming friendships, women and men challenged social expectations but embraced founding ideals of freedom, choice, and equality in the early United States.
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Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye

Financier of the Revolution

Read an excerpt from Charles Rappleye about the rise and fall of Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris.
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This image depicts the book cover of Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden by Andrea Wulf. The cover is a white background with colored flowers and greenery around the border. At the time, there are 13-star American flags in various states of overlap and black and white portraits of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Founding Gardeners

This excerpt from Andrea Wulf introduces the founding fathers as promoters of an agrarian nation, sharing new farming methods and exotic plants.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the First of the Nation by Collin Calloway. The cover shows a portrait of a young General Washington on the right and a portrait of a Native American on the left. The Native American looks at the viewer while General Washington is looking at the Native American.

The Indian World of George Washington

This excerpt from Colin Calloway shows George Washington’s initial lack of understanding of Native allies and their impact on the nation’s founding
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John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams

Read an excerpt from David McCullough about the Founding Fathers negotiating with the British as they begin talks to officially end the war.
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This image depicts the cover of Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman. The title of the book is written in the middle with a red background. The top of the book covers shows a black illustrated eagle with a white background. The bottom image is of the Founding Fathers and is in color.

Plain, Honest Men

Read an excerpt from Richard Beeman's book, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution.
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The image depicts Colonists Citizens Constitutions book cover by James Hrdlicka. It is a blue cover with a photo of the first few lines of the constitution. “We, the people of the United States,” is a visible.

Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions

Read an excerpt from James Hrdlicka's exhibition book Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic.
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If These Stones Could Talk by Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills

If These Stones Could Talk

Read an excerpt from Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills's recent book, If These Stones Could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Gun, The Ship, and The Pen by Linda Colley. The text of the title is written in large blue letters. There is an illustration, pictures vertically on the left side of the book cover. It shows a sailor, with his back to the viewer, looking out at a ship on fire in the sea.

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

Read an excerpt from historian Linda Colley's new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier. The cover is white. The American Scripture text and the author’s name are written in red. The Making the Declaration text is written in blue. And the top lines of the Declaration are written in a faded font with July 4, 1776, and United States of America being clearly visible.

American Scripture

Read an excerpt of Pauline Maier where she provides a glimpse into the creation of a radical rethinking that led to America's experiment in democracy.
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