Joseph J. Ellis
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Joseph J. Ellis

Joseph John Ellis is an American historian and professor whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. 'American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson' won a National Book Award and 'Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation' won a Pulitzer Prize. Wikipedia*

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Joseph J. Ellis has 41 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 Booknotes as a Professor for the History of the Mount Holyoke College. The year with the most videos was 1998 with five videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2013 with an average of 1,592 views per program as a Lecturer for the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (4), Jack N. Rakove (2), Pauline R. Maier (2). Most common tags: Early American History (1600-1850), Adams, John, U.S. History.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2013 - Present Professor Emeritus, History, Mount Holyoke College Videos: 2 c. August 1, 2012 - Present Lecturer, Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Videos: 7 c. January 1, 1979 - Present Professor, History, Mount Holyoke College Videos: 32

Recent Appearances

  • Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers and argued for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often…

  • Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This…

  • Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification

    Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification

    Historians and authors talked about the state of the new nation after the U.S. constitution’s ratification and the debate…

  • <em>The Quartet</em>

    The Quartet

    Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, about why…

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