July 3, 2009

FROM THE ARCHIVES: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? :

For those of you who may not realize it, the best show in the history of television also has the most complete archive of its past shows. The Booknotes website has print transripts and viewable Video of many shows back to 1989. Here are links to some that have dealt with the Founding, the Founders, the Revolution, and the Declaration. I starred (*) a few that are particularly worthwhile. :
Roger Kennedy : Orders From France: The Americans and the French in a Revolutionary World (1780-1820)

William Lee Miller : The Business of May Next: James Madison & the Founding

Richard Norton Smith : Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation

Joseph Ellis : Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

Willard Sterne Randall : Thomas Jefferson: A Life

Clare Brandt : The Man in the Mirror: A Life of Benedict Arnold

David Hackett Fischer : Paul Revere's Ride

Alan Ryan : Introduction Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Lance Banning : The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison & the Founding of the Federal Republic

Lloyd Kramer : Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions

Jack Rakove : Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

*Pauline Maier : American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence

Brian Burrell : The Words We Live By: The Creeds, Mottoes, and Pledges That Have Shaped America

*Thomas West : Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America

*Paul Johnson : A History of the American People

Annette Gordon-Reed : Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy

Alfred Young : The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory & the American Revolution

*Winston Churchill : The Great Republic: A History of America

Howard Zinn : A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present

Joyce Appleby : Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans

*Harvey Mansfield : Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America

*Robert Scigliano : The Federalist Papers

Roger Wilkins : Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

Walter Berns : Making Patriots

Irvin Molotsky : The Flag, The Poet and The Song

*Michael Novak : On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding

*Gordon Wood : The American Revolution: A History

James Srodes : Franklin: The Essential Founding Father

[originally posted: 2002-07-01]
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