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The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735–1817

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Myron Magnet
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 18:30
Tue, November 12th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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What distinguishing factors made the American Revolution the only enduring successful revolution? Myron Magnet’s lively biographies—spanning eighty years from the first seeds of revolution all the way to the firmly established new republic—question what kind of America the Founding Fathers sought to create. Mr. Magnet draws on the lives of Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and others, and examines how these accomplished men united as one to achieve an historical feat.

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$30
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$18
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Sophia’s War – Meet the Author Avi

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Avi
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 12:30 to 13:30
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Hear beloved children’s book author and Newbery Medalist, Avi, as he reads from Sophia’s War, talks about digging into the American Revolution, and takes questions from you, the audience! Avi will be available to sign books after the program. This event is a special presentation of the Reading into History family book club

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The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Speaker: 
Gordon S. Wood
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 18:30
Tue, November 29th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

 

Co-Sponsor

Carl Menges

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More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most important event in our history. Professor Wood, in conversation with Richard Brookhiser, reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so essential.

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$24
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$12
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Upcoming Seminars

The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:

Upcoming Events

The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce a residential summer research seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, which will be co-sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. This year’s seminar is entitled:

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Alexander Hamilton Digital Project

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On this website, we are making available previously unpublished manuscript documents by, to, or about Alexander Hamilton; that is, all manuscripts we have located that were not published in the major collections of Alexander Hamilton's papers, including The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, edited by Harold C. Syrett (New York, Columbia University Press, 1961–1987), and The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary, edited by Julius Goebel, Jr. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1964–1981). The images and transcripts provided here are documents from the New-York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
 
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