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  • emAmerican Creationem
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    American Creation

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about his book American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, published by Knopf. In it he recounts the founding of the United…

    956 views
  • Political Biographies
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    Political Biographies

    The panel members discussed biography as history and the problems of writing about notable figures in American history. H.W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Ben Franklin,…

    420 views
  • emFounding Brothers The Revolutionary Generationem
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    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, published by Knopf. He then answered questions from the audience. The book examines the legacy…

    934 views
  • emHis Excellency  George Washingtonem
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    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Joseph Ellis talked about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explained Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and…

    599 views
  • emFirst Family Abigail  John Adamsem
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    First Family: Abigail & John Adams

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis recounts the 1,200 letters that John and Abigail Adams exchanged throughout their more than fifty-year marriage. The letters provide a…

    1,509 views
  •  Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers
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    Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. This was the evening keynote address on the opening day of a four-day presidential conference. He also responded to…

    1,369 views
  • James Madison and the Constitution
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    James Madison and the Constitution

    A panel discussion was held on James Madison and the U.S. Constitution. James Madison was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a founder of his party, and one of the…

    1,026 views
  • Vision of the Constitutional Founders
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    Vision of the Constitutional Founders

    Mr. Ellis spoke about the origins of the U.S. Constitution, the world view of the men who composed the Constitution, and scholarly work on the founding fathers. Following his remarks he…

    473 views
  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

    284 views
  • Founding Fathers  the American Revolution Pt 1
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    Founding Fathers & the American Revolution, Pt 1

    In conjunction with the opening of the William G. McGowan Theater a group of historians and authors discussed the American founding fathers and their struggle for independence from England. The panel, called…

    532 views
  • History and Biography Panel
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    History and Biography Panel

    Panelists discussed writing biographies and history, focusing on the relationship between the two. Following prepared remarks, the panelists responded to questions and comments from the…

    412 views
  • President George Washington
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    President George Washington

    Appearing by remote access from Chicopee, Massachusetts, Joseph Ellis talked about George Washington as a military and political leader and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.…

    685 views
  • emHis Excellency  George Washingtonem
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    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Ellis talked about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explained Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and slavery.…

    371 views
  • The Founding Fathers and Federalism
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    The Founding Fathers and Federalism

    Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.

    670 views
  • Joseph Ellis on John Adams
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    Passionate Sage: John Adams

    Mr. Ellis discussed the research behind his book, Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams, published by W.W. Norton and Company. Joseph Ellis describes President John Adams as the…

    1,958 views
  • emPast Imperfect  Facts Fictions Fraudsem
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    Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds

    Mr. Hoffer talked about his book Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellisles, Ellis, and Goodwin, published by PublicAffairs.…

    2,496 views
  • emIn Search of Americaem
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    In Search of America

    Before an audience, the panelists talked about the founding, history, and future of the United States. Mr. Jennings moderated the panel. The panelists also responded to questions from the…

    205 views
  • The Art of Political Biography
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    The Art of Political Biography

    Panel members discussed the art of political biography. They outlined their philosophies of writing history and explored some of the content matter which went into their books. Mr. Ellis…

    72 views
  • Rare Books Room
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    Rare Books Room

    Mr. Ellis talked about the rare books collection of the New York Public Library and some of the materials he used in his research on President John Adams.

    213 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

    After an introduction by Mr. Samuelson, Professor Ellis talked about the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. He is the author of biographies of both presidents. After his…

    316 views
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