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The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

R. B. Bernstein

December 2015

ISBN: 9780190273514

184 pages

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Very Short Introductions

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This concise and elegant contribution to the Very Short Introduction series reintroduces the history that shaped the founding fathers, the history that they made, and what history has made of them.

  • Contemporary relevance: In an era when interpreters of the Constitution refer to themselves as "strict constructionists," we need to know who the Founding Fathers actually were, what they believed, and what they meant
  • Provides important context for understanding the founding fathers, as well as their impact on the present day

About the Author(s)

R. B. Bernstein, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School

Distinguished adjunct professor of law, New York Law School and lecturer in political science, City College of New York, Bernstein has written, edited, or co-edited nineteen books on American constitutional and legal history, including Thomas Jefferson (OUP, 2003).

Table of Contents

    1 Words, Images, Meanings
    2 Contexts: The History That Made the Founding Fathers
    3 Achievements and Challenges: The History the Founding Fathers Made
    4 Legacies: What History Has Made of the Founding Fathers
    Epilogue: The Founding Fathers, History, and Us
    Further Reading

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