Written out of history: the forgotten founders who fought big government 9780399564451, 9780399564475, 0399564454

Introduction: The Hamilton effect -- Aaron Burr and the abuse of executive power -- Luther Martin: Sober analysis from a

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Written out of history: the forgotten founders who fought big government
 9780399564451, 9780399564475, 0399564454

Table of contents :
Introduction: The Hamilton effect --
Aaron Burr and the abuse of executive power --
Luther Martin: Sober analysis from a drunk founder --
Mercy Otis Warren: The woman who blocked an American King --
Join or die: Canasatego, Ben Franklin, and the confederacy in the wilderness --
The Bill of Rights: Elbridge Gerry's "dangerous" idea --
Mum Bett: The slave who claimed her rights --
James Otis and the trial that gave us the Fourth Amendment --
George Mason: Defender of individual and economic freedom --
Conclusion: Writing our forgotten founders back into history.

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