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    Book Discussion on Plain, Honest Men

    Richard Beeman talked about his book Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House; March 17, 2009). His book has a day-by-day account of the Constitutional…

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    Book Discussion on Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

    Richard Beeman talked about his book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, in which he explores the political and social landscape of the United States between the meeting of the…

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    Book Discussion on 1861: The Civil War Awakening

    Adam Goodheart, a Civil War columnist for The New York Times, recounts the first year of the Civil War in 1861. The author examines the revolutionary fervor that ran through the nation prior to the start of…

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    Liberty and Philadelphia

    History professors talked about perpetuating a legacy of liberty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. They responded to questions…

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    Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

    Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, published by…

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    Book Discussion on Revolutionaries

    Jack Rakove talked about his book Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), which explores how the nation came to be and why the idea of…