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North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders

North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders, edited by Jeff Broadwater and Troy L. Kickler  (Chapel Hill, NC:  University of North Carolina Press, 2019) The Old North... The post North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders appeared first...

Analyzing the Founders: A Closer Look at the Signers of Four Founding Documents

Writing about Roger Sherman, the only man to sign our four most important founding documents – the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the... The post Analyzing the Founders: A Closer Look at the Signers of Four Founding Documents...

Review: Autumn of the Black Snake

Today at the Junto, Tom Cutterham reviews William Hogeland's new book on the United States' invasion of the Northwest in the 1790s. It’s fair to say that military history isn’t known for its commitment to social and political critique—at...
From: The Junto on 3 Jul 2017

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 3, 1766).“BUTTON GWINNETT.” It’s Founders Chic day at the Adverts 250 Project! Today’s advertisement was inserted in the Georgia Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2016

Historians and ‘Hamilton’: Founders Chic and the Cult of Personality

How does a crony capitalist son of a whore, and a militarist pumped up by delusional aspirations of honor, grow up to be feted by liberal scholars? Since the turn of the millennium, historians have lambasted the phenomenon of Founders Chic as a fundamental...
From: The Junto on 21 Apr 2016

How do you define “Founding Fathers”?

How do you define “Founding Fathers”? You can define it either broadly or narrowly. By consensus, most historians limit the narrow definition to six. Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton and Madison. A broader definition would...

Who Were the Folgers?

by Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger Emily Jordan Folger and Henry Clay Folger by Frank O. Salisbury. (Folger Collection) Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger were great collectors of Shakespeare in the early 20th century. Believing that Shakespeare represented...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Mar 2015

Bastard out of Nevis: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”

[We are pleased to feature a guest post from Benjamin Carp (@bencarp), the Daniel M. Lyons Professor of American History at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Professor Carp is the author of both Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of...
From: The Junto on 25 Feb 2015

Guest Post: Diplomacy, Slavery, Quids, and Much More in the Latest Volume of the Papers of James Monroe

Guest poster Cassandra Good, Associate Editor at The Papers of James Monroe, details some of the more interesting content from the project's most recent volume.
From: The Junto on 7 Oct 2014

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