Everything you need to understand or teach The American Political Tradition by Richard Hofstadter.
The American Political Tradition and The Men Who Made It is the story of the major social and political figures in American history that shaped the institutions and practices of the United States. It was written by one of the most important American historians in the twentieth century, Richard Hofstadter. The book covers the period of American history ranging from the American Revolution to the end of World War II. It has twelve chapters, each of which focuses on a single great man, or, less frequently, a small group of minor characters. It is the purpose of the book to focus on character portraits, to illustrate the history, ideas, temperament and principles of the 'great figures' of American political history and the way in which their actions and thought affected the United States history.
The book is divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter covers the Founding Fathers...
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