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Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, and David Waldstreicher


In pursuit of a more sophisticated and inclusive American history, the contributors to this book propose new directions for the study of the political history of the republic before the Civil War. In ways formal and informal, symbolic and tactile, this political world encompassed blacks, women, entrepreneurs, and Native Americans, as well as the Adamses, Jeffersons, and Jacksons, all struggling in their own ways to shape the new nation and express their ideas of American democracy. Taking inspiration from the new cultural and social histories, these political historians show that the early his ... More

Keywords: Civil War, blacks, women, entrepreneurs, Native Americans, American democracy, print media, race, gender, class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780807828892
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898833_pasley


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey L. Pasley, editor

Andrew W. Robertson, editor

David Waldstreicher, editor

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