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Fame and the Founding Fathers Douglass Adair

Fame and the Founding Fathers

Douglass Adair

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ISBN : 9780865971929
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495 pages
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The fifteen articles, essays, notes, and documents gathered in this collection are a permanent contribution to study of the American founding. For, among historians of the founding era, the late Douglass Adair is a revered figure. As teacher, critic,MoreThe fifteen articles, essays, notes, and documents gathered in this collection are a permanent contribution to study of the American founding. For, among historians of the founding era, the late Douglass Adair is a revered figure. As teacher, critic, and editor of the William & Mary Quarterly, Adair demonstrated what Trevor Colbourn—one of his principal students—describes as an extraordinary ability to enter empathetically into the experience and ideology of the Founding Fathers while at the same time writing about them critically and movingly. The volume also includes an affectionate reminiscence of Adair by Caroline Robbins and a bibliographical essay by Robert E. Shalhope.Douglass Adair (1912–1968) was a Professor of History and Editor of the William & Mary Quarterly.Trevor Colbourn is President Emeritus of Central Florida University.