America’s Forgotten Founders, second edition (Paperback)
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Beyond Washington and Jefferson: Ranking the FoundersEven as Americans devour books about our Founding Fathers, the focus seldom extends past a half dozen or so icons—Franklin, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton. Many of the men (and women) who made prodigious contributions to the American founding have been all but forgotten. America’s Forgotten Founders corrects this injustice. Editors Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall surveyed forty-five top scholars in history, political science, and law to produce the first-ever ranking of the most neglected contributors to the American Revolution and our constitutional order. This unique book features engaging short biographies of the top ten most important Founders whose contributions are overlooked today: James Wilson, George Mason, Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, Roger Sherman, John Marshall, John Dickinson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and John Witherspoon. The latest entry in ISI Books’ Lives of the Founders series, America’s Forgotten Founders reshapes our understanding of America’s founding generation.
About the Author
Gary L. Gregg II holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville and is director of the McConnell Center. He is the author or editor of several books, including Vital Remnants: America’s Founding and the Western Tradition and Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition.Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Political Science at George Fox University in Oregon. He is the author of The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742–1798 and coeditor of The Founders on God and Government and The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life, among other books.