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Forrest McDonald was born in Orange, Texas on January 7, 1927. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received a doctorate there in 1955. He taught history at Brown University, Wayne State University, and the University of Alabama, where he retired in 2002. He wrote more than a mostra'n més dozen books including Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution, The American Presidency: An Intellectual History, and biographies of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. He died of heart failure on January 19, 2016 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: National Review

Obres de Forrest McDonald

E Pluribus Unum (1965) 218 exemplars
Alexander Hamilton: A Biography (1979) 124 exemplars
Empire and Nation (1962) 59 exemplars
Insull (2004) 21 exemplars

Obres associades

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913) — Introducció, algunes edicions504 exemplars
The Roots of American Order (1974) — Pròleg, algunes edicions425 exemplars
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America (1991) — Pròleg, algunes edicions242 exemplars
Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years (1810) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Pastmasters; some essays on American historians (1969) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions15 exemplars
The Bill of Rights: Government Proscribed (Perspectives on the American Revolution) (1997) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions14 exemplars


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5811. Novus Ordo Seclorum The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald (read 21 Nov 2022) This book, published in 1985, purports to tell the Intellectual reasonings of the authors of the Constitution, delving into their reasoning and detailing the arguments they made at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. He sets out the arguments made by the delegates , so far as he can deduce them. The author has right-wing leanings but that does not unduly influence his account. As I read, it was my feeling that the way the Constitution ended up being adopted was better than what some delegates proposed. The early part of the book was not too interesting to me, but when it got to relating the actual arguments the book became more interesting. None of the amendments to the Constitution are discussed and as we know some of them improved the document adopted after the 1787 Convention.… (més)
Schmerguls | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2022 |
Forrest McDonald is one of my favorite historians. He wrote extensively on the Early Republic time period over his long career. Despite the fame of the Chernow biography of Hamilton, McDonald's older work is, in my humble opinion, a better one.
gregdehler | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2018 |
Still the definitive academic biography of Colonel Hamilton, Professor McDonald provide an in-depth study. Not the quickest read, but if you seek to know the man that was A. Hamilton commit to this text.
lesserbrain | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 29, 2009 |
An excellent read, and an excellent look into the makings of the Constitution. McDonald looks into the ideologies of politics and economics of a wide range of members of the founding generation, as well as how they came together to write a practical compromise in the form of the Constitution.
ulfhjorr | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 16, 2007 |



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