By Joseph J. Ellis
Via photographs of 4 figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis presents a different viewpoint at the function of tradition in post-Revolutionary the USA, either its excessive expectancies and its frustrations.
Each existence is interesting in its personal correct, and every is used to brightly light up the historic context.
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