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FREDERICK DOUGLASS by William S. McFeely

I've been fascinated by the life and writing of Frederick Douglass ever since reading his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) in my Introduction to Literature class during my very first semester of college. Born into slavery, Douglass eventually escaped to the North, became a free man, and rose to be a prolific orator… Continue reading FREDERICK DOUGLASS by William S. McFeely

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THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 is a comprehensive, cohesive, carefully crafted analysis of the transition from distinctly powerful states in America under the Articles of Confederation to a nation of united states under the newly ratified Constitution. By focusing on the brilliant men who made this shift possible-- George Washington, John Jay, Alexander… Continue reading THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

Ever since I first learned about the Hamilton musical over a year ago I've been itching to read Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton. I've always had a passion for American history (flashback to my AP United States History class days), especially the early years of America becoming an independent nation. Several books about this topic sit on my bookshelf as… Continue reading ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow