American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper That Tried to Report It

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Macmillan, 15.09.1998 - 1012 Seiten
200 Years ago a Philadelphia newspaper claimed George Washington wasn't the "father of his country." It claimed John Adams really wanted to be king. Its editors were arrested by the federal government. One editor died awaiting trial.

The story of this newspaper is the story of America.

In this monumental story of two newspaper editors whom Presidents Washington and Adams sought to jail for sedition, American Aurora offers a new and heretical vision of this nation's beginnings, from the vantage point of those who fought in the American Revolution to create a democracy--and lost.

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AMERICAN AURORA: A Democratic-Republican Returns

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Here is a view of America's postrevolutionary era so subversive it makes Gore Vidal look like a traditionalist: John Adams wants to be king, George Washington is a hypocrite, a standing army is a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Contemporary Americans longing for a return to civility in public life will be quite amazed when they read the press accounts of the early years of the Republic. Independent scholar Rosenfeld, in an ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Reign of Witches
3
Young LighteningRod
28
Black Cockades
93
American Terror
147
The Pestilence
207
FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY
237
Fabius
242
LighteningSnatcher
312
Surgo ut Prosim
524
Kingly Government
607
Keystones of Democracy
675
Upper Chamber
731
RatCatcher
796
Victory
849
Authors Final Note
906
Note on the Illustrations
909

The Duke of Braintree
352
Victory
394
The Right of Man
456
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
521

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Über den Autor (1998)

Richard Neil Rosenfeld, the son and grandson of printers, was born in Boston in 1941. He is an independent scholar who lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He holds degrees from Yale, Columbia, and Boston Universities, is a Councillor at American Antiquarian Society, and is an Associate Fellow at Yale's Timothy Dwight College.

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