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  1. [+]
    An Affair of Honor (6 Reviews)
    Alexander Hamilton: American, by Richard Brookhiser
    1. Alexander Hamilton: American by Richard Brookhiser
    2. Republican Empire by Karl-Friedrich Walling
    3. A Fatal Friendship by Arnold A. Rogow
    4. Duel by Thomas Fleming
    5. Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson by Roger G. Kennedy
    6. Scandalmonger by William Safire
    The New York Review of Books, April 13, 2000, pp. 67-72
  2. [+]
    America in the 1790s (Review)
    The Age of Federalism, by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
    1. The Age of Federalism by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1993, pp. 134-138
  3. [+]
    The American Love Boat (Review)
    Sentimental Democracy, by Andrew Burstein
    1. Sentimental Democracy by Andrew Burstein
    The New York Review of Books, October 7, 1999, pp. 40-42
  4. The American Revolution: A History (2002)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  5. [+]
    American Unions (Review)
    The Hemingses of Monticello, by Annette Gordon-Reed
    1. The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
    The New Republic, October 22, 2008, pp. 35-38
  6. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  7. [+]
    Americans and Revolutionaries (Review)
    Revolutions, by David Brion Davis
    1. Revolutions by David Brion Davis
    The New York Review of Books, September 27, 1990, pp. 32-35
  8. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Liberty and Authority, by Lawrence H. Leder
    1. Liberty and Authority by Lawrence H. Leder
    The American Historical Review, February 1969, p. 1078
  9. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Republican Government, by Gerald Stourzh
    1. Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Republican Government by Gerald Stourzh
    The American Historical Review, April 1971, p. 546
  10. America's Unending Revolution
    Was America Born Capitalist?
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1999, pp. 36-46
  11. [+]
    Apologies to the Iroquois (Review)
    The Divided Ground, by Alan Taylor
    1. The Divided Ground by Alan Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 2006, pp. 50-52
  12. [+]
    The Bloodiest War (Review)
    The Name of War, by Jill Lepore
    1. The Name of War by Jill Lepore
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1998, pp. 41-44
  13. A Century of Writing Early American History
    Then and Now Compared; Or How Henry Adams Got It Wrong
    The American Historical Review, June 1995, pp. 678-696
  14. [+]
    Colonial Correctness (Review)
    The Unknown American Revolution, by Gary B. Nash
    1. The Unknown American Revolution by Gary B. Nash
    The New Republic, June 6, 2005, pp. 34-39
  15. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  16. [+]
    The Dialectics of Dixie (2 Reviews)
    John C. Calhoun: A Biography, by Irving H. Bartlett
    1. John C. Calhoun: A Biography by Irving H. Bartlett
    2. Union and Liberty by Ross M. Lence and John C. Calhoun
    The New Republic, January 31, 1994, pp. 30-34
  17. [+]
    The Disappointments of Jefferson (Review)
    The Sage of Monticello, by Dumas Malone
    1. The Sage of Monticello by Dumas Malone
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1981, pp. 4-7
  18. [+]
    Disturbing the Peace (3 Reviews)
    Tom Paine: A Political Life, by John Keane
    1. Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane
    2. Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom by Jack Fruchtman, Jr.
    3. Thomas Paine: Collected Writings by Eric Foner and Thomas Paine
    The New York Review of Books, June 8, 1995, pp. 19-23
  19. [+]
    Doing the Continental (Review)
    The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850, by Lester D. Langley
    1. The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 by Lester D. Langley
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1997, pp. 51-55
  20. [+]
    Dusting Off the Declaration (Review)
    American Scripture, by Pauline Maier
    1. American Scripture by Pauline Maier
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 1997, pp. 37-39
  21. [+]
    Early American Get-Up-and-Go (Review)
    Inheriting the Revolution, by Joyce Appleby
    1. Inheriting the Revolution by Joyce Appleby
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 2000, pp. 50-52
  22. Empire of Liberty (2009)
    A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  23. [+]
    The Empire Strikes Out (Review)
    A Struggle for Power, by Theodore Draper
    1. A Struggle for Power by Theodore Draper
    The New Republic, February 19, 1996, pp. 33-36
  24. An Exchange on James Madison
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, p. 68
  25. [+]
    The Father of Spin Control (2 Reviews)
    For King and Country, by Thomas A. Lewis
    1. For King and Country by Thomas A. Lewis
    2. Patriarch by Richard Norton Smith
    The New Republic, February 1, 1993, pp. 67-71
  26. [+]
    Faux Populism (Review)
    Self-Rule, by Robert H. Wiebe
    1. Self-Rule by Robert H. Wiebe
    The New Republic, October 23, 1995, pp. 39-41
  27. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Founders' Keepers (2 Reviews)
    George Washington: The Founding Father, by Paul Johnson
    1. George Washington: The Founding Father by Paul Johnson
    2. Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchens
    The Weekly Standard, July 4, 2005, pp. 27-29
  28. [+]
    The Founders Rule! (Review)
    The Failure of the Founding Fathers, by Bruce Ackerman
    1. The Failure of the Founding Fathers by Bruce Ackerman
    The New Republic, November 7, 2005, pp. 32-37
  29. [+]
    The Founding Realist (Review)
    If Men Were Angels, by Richard K. Matthews
    1. If Men Were Angels by Richard K. Matthews
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 1995, pp. 58-61
  30. [+]
    The Fundamentalists and the Constitution (9 Reviews)
    The American Founding, by Ralph A. Rossum and Gary L. McDowell
    1. The American Founding by Ralph A. Rossum and Gary L. McDowell
    2. The Complete Anti-Federalist by Herbert J. Storing and Murray Dry
    3. Constitutionalism and Rights by Gary C. Bryner and Noel B. Reynolds
    4. The Founders' Constitution by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner
    5. The Framing and Ratification of the Constitution by Leonard W. Levy and Dennis J. Mahoney
    6. The Moral Foundations of the American Republic by Robert H. Horwitz
    7. Saving the Revolution by Charles R. Kesler
    8. Taking the Constitution Seriously by Walter Berns
    9. The Thinking Revolutionary by Ralph Lerner
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1988, pp. 33-39
  31. [+]
    Give Me Diversity or Give Me Death (Review)
    Becoming America, by Jon Butler
    1. Becoming America by Jon Butler
    The New Republic, June 12, 2000, pp. 34-38
  32. [+]
    Hellfire Politics (Review)
    The Lost Soul of American Politics, by John Patrick Diggins
    1. The Lost Soul of American Politics by John Patrick Diggins
    The New York Review of Books, February 28, 1985, pp. 29-31
  33. [+]
    Heroics (Review)
    Explaining America: The Federalist, by Garry Wills
    1. Explaining America: The Federalist by Garry Wills
    The New York Review of Books, April 2, 1981, pp. 16-18
  34. [+]
    History Lessons (Review)
    The March of Folly, by Barbara W. Tuchman
    1. The March of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman
    The New York Review of Books, March 29, 1984, pp. 8-10
  35. Imagined Histories (1998)
    American Historians Interpret the Past
    1 Review
  36. [+]
    Impartiality in America (Review)
    James Madison: Writings, 1772-1836, by Jack N. Rakove and James Madison
    1. James Madison: Writings, 1772-1836 by Jack N. Rakove and James Madison
    The New Republic, December 6, 1999, pp. 52-57
  37. [+]
    Inventing American Capitalism (5 Reviews)
    The Roots of Rural Capitalism, by Christopher Clark
    1. The Roots of Rural Capitalism by Christopher Clark
    2. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Land by Daniel M. Friedenberg
    3. The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism by Allan Kulikoff
    4. From Market-Places to a Market Economy by Winifred Barr Rothenberg
    5. The Origins of American Capitalism by James A. Henretta
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 44-49
  38. [+]
    Jefferson at Home (Review)
    Jeffersonian Legacies, by Peter S. Onuf
    1. Jeffersonian Legacies by Peter S. Onuf
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 1993, pp. 6-9
  39. Jefferson in His Time
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1993, pp. 38-51
  40. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 12, 1984, pp. 40-44
  41. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 14, 1988, pp. 44-48
  42. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 1, 1994, pp. 59-64
  43. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1997, pp. 61-64
  44. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 2000, pp. 65-72
  45. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 2006, pp. 44-52
  46. [+]
    Liberalism and Stubbornness (Review)
    On Hallowed Ground, by John Patrick Diggins
    1. On Hallowed Ground by John Patrick Diggins
    The New Republic, October 30, 2000, pp. 38-42
  47. [+]
    The Liberation of Print (Review)
    The Letters of the Republic, by Michael Warner
    1. The Letters of the Republic by Michael Warner
    The New Republic, November 12, 1990, pp. 40-43
  48. [+]
    Liberty's Wild Man (Review)
    The Long Affair, by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    1. The Long Affair by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    The New York Review of Books, February 20, 1997, pp. 23-26
  49. [+]
    Looking for Heroes (Review)
    The Vineyard of Liberty, by James MacGregor Burns
    1. The Vineyard of Liberty by James MacGregor Burns
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1982, pp. 3-5
  50. [+]
    The Losable Past (Review)
    Telling the Truth About History, by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret C. Jacob
    1. Telling the Truth About History by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret C. Jacob
    The New Republic, November 7, 1994, pp. 46-47
  51. [+]
    Made in England (Review)
    Albion's Seed, by David Hackett Fischer
    1. Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer
    The New Republic, October 30, 1989, pp. 27-29
  52. [+]
    The Man Who Would Not Be King (Review)
    His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis
    1. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
    The New Republic, December 20, 2004, pp. 33-35
  53. [+]
    Not So Poor Richard (2 Reviews)
    Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies, by Robert Middlekauff
    1. Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies by Robert Middlekauff
    2. The Devious Dr. Franklin, Colonial Agent by David T. Morgan
    The New York Review of Books, June 6, 1996, pp. 47-51
  54. [+]
    Novel History (Review)
    Dead Certainties, by Simon Schama
    1. Dead Certainties by Simon Schama
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1991, pp. 12-16
  55. [+]
    Politics Without Party (Review)
    Presidents Above Party, by Ralph L. Ketcham
    1. Presidents Above Party by Ralph L. Ketcham
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1984, pp. 18-20
  56. [+]
    Praying with the Founders (2 Reviews)
    Ten Tortured Words, by Stephen Mansfield
    1. Ten Tortured Words by Stephen Mansfield
    2. So Help Me God by Forrest Church
    The New York Review of Books, May 1, 2008, pp. 52-55
  57. The Purpose of the Past (2008)
    Reflections on the Uses of History
  58. [+]
    Pursuits of Happiness (Review)
    The Letters of John and Abigail Adams, by Frank Shuffelton, John Adams, and Abigail Adams
    1. The Letters of John and Abigail Adams by Frank Shuffelton, John Adams, and Abigail Adams
    The New Republic, April 12, 2004, pp. 38-41
  59. The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1991)
    6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  60. [+]
    The Real Washington at Last (2 Reviews)
    George Washington's America, by Barnet Schecter
    1. George Washington's America by Barnet Schecter
    2. Washington by Ron Chernow
    The New York Review of Books, December 9, 2010, pp. 38-39
  61. [+]
    The Revenge of Aaron Burr (Review)
    Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr, by Mary-Jo Kline, Joanne Wood...
    1. Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr by Mary-Jo Kline, Joanne Wood Ryan, and Aaron Burr
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, pp. 23-26
  62. Revolutionary Characters (2006)
    What Made the Founders Different
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  63. [+]
    Revolutionary Manners (Review)
    The State as a Work of Art, by Eric Slauter
    1. The State as a Work of Art by Eric Slauter
    The New Republic, July 1, 2009, pp. 44-47
  64. [+]
    Sale of the Century (Review)
    A Wilderness So Immense, by Jon Kukla
    1. A Wilderness So Immense by Jon Kukla
    The New Republic, May 26, 2003, pp. 26-30
  65. [+]
    Star-Spangled History (Review)
    The Glorious Cause, by Robert Middlekauff
    1. The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1982, pp. 4-8
  66. [+]
    The Statist (Review)
    Alexander Hamilton: Writings, by Joanne B. Freeman and Alexander Hamilton
    1. Alexander Hamilton: Writings by Joanne B. Freeman and Alexander Hamilton
    The New Republic, October 15, 2001, pp. 40-47
  67. [+]
    Struggle Over the Puritans (3 Reviews)
    The Puritan Ordeal, by Andrew Delbanco
    1. The Puritan Ordeal by Andrew Delbanco
    2. To Live Ancient Lives by Theodore Dwight Bozeman
    3. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment by David D. Hall
    The New York Review of Books, November 9, 1989, pp. 26-34
  68. [+]
    This Land Is Our Land (3 Reviews)
    The Fall of the First British Empire, by Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson
    1. The Fall of the First British Empire by Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson
    2. A People in Revolution by Edward Countryman
    3. Prodigals and Pilgrims by Jay Fliegelman
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1983, pp. 16-20
  69. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Portents of Rebellion, by Stephen E. Lucas
    1. Portents of Rebellion by Stephen E. Lucas
    The American Historical Review, February 1978, p. 269
  70. [+]
    The Virtues and the Interests (Review)
    Republicanism and Bourgeois Radicalism, by Isaac Kramnick
    1. Republicanism and Bourgeois Radicalism by Isaac Kramnick
    The New Republic, February 11, 1991, pp. 32-34
  71. [+]
    The Wandering Jewish Prophet in New York (Review)
    The Kingdom of Matthias, by Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz
    1. The Kingdom of Matthias by Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz
    The New York Review of Books, October 20, 1994, pp. 56-58
  72. [+]
    The War We Lost---and Won (Review)
    The Civil War of 1812, by Alan Taylor
    1. The Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, October 28, 2010, pp. 37-40
  73. [+]
    Was Washington 'Mad for Glory'? (2 Reviews)
    An Artist in Treason, by Andro Linklater
    1. An Artist in Treason by Andro Linklater
    2. The Ascent of George Washington by John E. Ferling
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010, pp. 65-67
  74. [+]
    The Would-Be Gentleman (Review)
    William Cooper's Town, by Alan Taylor
    1. William Cooper's Town by Alan Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, August 8, 1996, pp. 36-39
  75. Writing History
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1982, pp. 58-59
  76. [+]
    'The Writingest Explorers' (Review)
    Undaunted Courage, by Stephen Ambrose
    1. Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
    The New York Review of Books, April 4, 1996, pp. 18-21
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