Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Crowdsourcing Books on the Founding Fathers Using Gender and Cultural History

Historians took to Twitter yesterday to answer Cassandra Good's question:

Here were some of the books mentioned:

Andrew Burstein, The Inner Jeffeson

Catherine Allgor, A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation

Sheila Skemp, First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence

Lorri Glover, Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries  (Check out her Author's Corner interview)

Cynthia Kierner, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times

Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Nancy Isenberg, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

Kariann Yokota, Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation

Benjamin Irvin, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors

Thomas Foster, Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past

And let's not forget Cassandra Good's Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic  (Check out her Author's Corner interview)