|Franklin, Washington, Madison, Adams|
|The Rotunda at UVA, designed by Jefferson|
For the past 50 years, the National Archives, through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, has invested in documentary editions of the original historical records of the founding era. These projects, led by dedicated historians and expert editors, draw from archives across the country and around the world. The editors have collected copies of the original 18th- and 19th-century documents, transcribed and annotated them, and produced hundreds of individual print volumes.video also gives an overview. Let us know if you turn up anything interesting! If there's one thing we know about Daedalus customers, it's that a goodly percentage of you are history buffs. So here are some of our books relating to the FFs you might want to know about.
In February 2008, inspired by the Capitol Hill testimony of historians, including David McCullough and others, Congress directed the U.S. archivist to expedite public access to these founding documents through online publication. In 2010, it provided funding to the commission to make the project possible.
Founders Online will include thousands of documents, replicating the contents of 242 volumes drawn from the published print editions. As each new print volume is completed, it will be added to the database..... Students and others will be able to view transcribed, unpublished letters as they are being researched and annotated by the documentary project editors and staff. Together, some 175,000 documents are projected to be on the Founders Online site.
We have John Ferling's biography of John Adams from Oxford in both paper and hardback; more than a dozen intriguing books on George Washington—as sage, political genius, symbol, mason and more; The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture; Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Historic Houses of Virginia: Great Plantation Houses, Mansions, and Country Places; and Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism.
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