Recent movements such as the tea party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, and finance that played directly, class, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes over finance and economics that marked the founding of America? Dissenting from both right-wing claims and certain liberal preconceptions, Founding Finance brings to life the violent conflicts over economics, legislation, and in many ways ironically, into the hardball politics of forming the nation and ratifying the Constitution—conflicts that still continue to affect our politics, and debate today.
Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of america's founders, william hogeland offers a new perspective on america's economic infancy: foreclosure crises that make our current one look mild; investment bubbles in land and securities that drove rich men to high-risk borrowing and mad displays of ostentation before dropping them into debtors' prisons; depressions longer and deeper than the great one of the twentieth century; crony mercantilism, unregulated rates, war profiteering, which forced people into bankruptcy, and government corruption that undermine any nostalgia for a virtuous early republic; and predatory lending of scarce cash at exorbitant, landlessness, and working in the factories and on the commercial farms of their creditors.
This story exposes and corrects a perpetual historical denial—by movements across the political spectrum—of America's all-important founding economic clashes, a denial that weakens and cheapens public discourse on American finance just when we need it most.
The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution
While retaining all the main points of analysis and interpretation, sources, the author has reduced the full complement of statistics, and technical data contained in the original edition to serve the needs of general readers and undergraduates. A reordering of political power required a new consciousness to challenge the model of social relations inherited from the past and defended by higher classes.
Through a century-long history of three seaport towns―boston, and Philadelphia―Gary Nash discovers subtle changes in social and political awareness and describes the coming of the revolution through popular collective action and challenges to rule by custom, New York, law and divine will. Paperback, nonfiction, history.
The urban crucible boldly reinterprets colonial life and the origins of the American Revolution.
In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown The American Revolution Series
In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible.
In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War. He succeeds, marvelously. The new york times book reviewthe thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower.
New york times bestseller"nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American ship—made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.
Paperback, nonfiction, history. A riveting and wide-ranging story, in the end, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, unexpected turns, full of dramatic, on Washington and the sea. And then, 1781, on September 5, the impossible happened. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty Simon & Schuster America Collection
To president washington, it was the catalyst for the first-ever deployment of a federal army, a military action that would suppress an insurgency against the American government. Focusing on the battle between government and the early-american evangelical movement that advocated western secession, The Whiskey Rebellion is an intense and insightful examination of the roots of federal power and the most fundamental conflicts that ignited—and continue to smolder—in the United States.
In 1791, on the frontier of western pennsylvania, local gangs of insurgents with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, beating and torturing the tax collectors who attempted to collect the first federal tax ever laid on an American product—whiskey. To alexander hamilton, the tax was the key to industrial growth.
To the hard-bitten people of the depressed and violent West, the whiskey tax paralyzed their rural economies, putting money in the coffers of already wealthy creditors and industrialists. With an unsparing look at both hamilton and Washington, journalist and historian William Hogeland offers a provocative, in-depth analysis of this forgotten revolution and suppression.
Paperback, nonfiction, history. Used book in Good Condition. A gripping and sensational tale of violence, The Whiskey Rebellion uncovers the radical eighteenth-century people’s movement, long ignored by historians, and taxes, alcohol, that contributed decisively to the establishment of federal authority.
Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776
The adams coalition set in motion a startling chain of events in the Philadelphia streets, in the Continental Congress, and throughout the country that culminated in the Declaration of Independence on July 4. In declaration william hogeland brings to vibrant life both the day-to-day excitement and the profound importance of those nine fast-paced weeks essential to the American founding yet little known today.
Declaration offers a fresh, gripping, and vivid portrait of the passionate men and thrilling events that gave our country birth. He paints intimate portraits of key figures: john dickinson, the most famous man in america, essential to bringing about independence, anxious about the democratic aspirations of their rabble-rousing Philadelphia allies; and those democratic radical organizers themselves, engaged in and perplexed by his city’s upheavals; Samuel Adams, a patriot who found himself outmaneuvered on the losing side of history; Benjamin Franklin, implacable in changing the direction of Congress; his cousin John, all but forgotten until now.
But a cadre of activists—led by the mysterious Samuel Adams of Massachusetts and assisted by his nervous cousin John—plotted to bring about American independence. Remarkably, the adventure succeeded. He depicts the strange-bedfellow alliance the Adamses formed with scruffy Philadelphia outsiders and elegant Virginia planters to demand liberty.
As late as that may, the Continental Congress had no plans to break away from England. Paperback, nonfiction, history.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty
Paperback, nonfiction, history. Used book in Good Condition. In only a few years, those attacks snowballed into an organized regional movement dedicated to resisting the fledgling government's power and threatening secession, even civil war. To hard-bitten people in what was then the wild West, the tax paralyzed their economies while swelling the coffers of greedy creditors and industrialists.
Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history long ignored by historians, William Hogeland brings to startling life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, gangs with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, at the frontier headwaters of the Ohio River, beating and torturing the collectors who plagued them with the first federal tax ever laid on an American product—whiskey.
With an unsparing look at both hamilton and washington—and at lesser-known, equally determined frontier leaders such as Herman Husband and Hugh Henry Brackenridge—journalist and popular historian William Hogeland offers an insightful, fast-paced account of the remarkable characters who perpetrated this forgotten revolution, and those who suppressed it.
Used book in Good Condition. Daring, by turns funny and darkly poignant, finely crafted, The Whiskey Rebellion promises a surprising trip for readers unfamiliar with this primal national drama—whose climax is not the issue of mere taxation but the very meaning and purpose of the American Revolution. To president washington, led by the president himself, the settlers' resistance catalyzed the first-ever deployment of a huge federal army, a military strike to suppress citizens who threatened American sovereignty.
With three original maps by Jack Ryan.
Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776 Simon & Schuster America Collection
Declaration offers a fresh, gripping, and vivid portrait of the passionate men and thrilling events that gave our country birth. He depicts the strange-bedfellow alliance the Adamses formed with scruffy Philadelphia outsiders and elegant Virginia planters to demand liberty. He paints intimate portraits of key figures: john dickinson, a patriot who found himself outmaneuvered on the losing side of history; Benjamin Franklin, implacable in changing the direction of Congress; his cousin John, anxious about the democratic aspirations of their rabble-rousing Philadelphia allies; and those democratic radical organizers themselves, essential to bringing about independence, the most famous man in America, engaged in and perplexed by his city’s upheavals; Samuel Adams, all but forgotten until now.
Their audacious secret plan proposed overturning the reconciliationist government of Pennsylvania and replacing it with pro-independence leaders. In declaration william hogeland brings to vibrant life both the day-to-day excitement and the profound importance of those nine fast-paced weeks essential to the American founding yet little known today.
. Troops under general george washington had been fighting the British for nearly a year—yet in Philadelphia a mighty bloc known as "reconciliationists, " led by the influential Pennsylvanian John Dickinson, strove to keep America part of the British Empire. Remarkably, the adventure succeeded. Paperback, nonfiction, history.
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A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism
Reacting to successive crises, they extended the power of the federal government and fended off foreign attempts to subvert American sovereignty. As berkin argues, the result was a spike in nationalism, as ordinary citizens began to identify with their nation first, their home states second. While the revolution freed the states and the Constitution linked them as never before, this landmark work shows that it was the Federalists who transformed the states into an enduring nation.
Used book in Good Condition. Basic. The momentous story of how george washington, and john adams navigated the crises of the 1790s and in the process bound the states into a unified nationToday the United States is the dominant power in world affairs, Alexander Hamilton, and that status seems assured. Paperback, nonfiction, history.
Used book in Good Condition. Yet in the decade following the ratification of the Constitution, the republic's existence was contingent and fragile, foreign interference, challenged by domestic rebellions, and the always-present danger of collapse into mob rule. Carol berkin reveals that the nation survived almost entirely due to the actions of the Federalist leadership--George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams.
Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
In evocative and absorbing prose, william Hogeland conjures up the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, our first true standing army. And yet the republic soon found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. Basic. Used book in Good Condition.
The forgotten story of how the U. S. Army was created to fight a crucial indian warWhen the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the newly independent United States savored its victory and hoped for a great future. In 1791, and quagmire climaxed in the grisly defeat of American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, years of skirmishes, raids, and Delaware Indians.
It is also an original interpretation of how greed, and in so doing destroy the coalition of Indians who came closer than any, and vivid personalities converged on the killing fields of the Ohio valley, political beliefs, before or since, honor, where the United States Army would win its first victory, to halting the nation’s westward expansion.
Farrar straus giroux. Casualties, this was the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Autumn of the black Snake tells the overlooked story of how Washington achieved his aim. Wayne marches into the forests of the old Northwest, where the very Indians he is charged with defeating will bestow on him, with grudging admiration, a new name: the Black Snake.
Autumn of the black snake is a dramatic work of military and political history, told in a colorful, sometimes startling blow-by-blow narrative.