Wisconsin Historian’s Chapbooks Feature Five Founders

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New Society Press Series Explores America’s Founders
Explore the prose of some of the most prominent American Revolution leaders and thinkers — who led the fight for the independence Americans celebrate every July 4 — in the America’s Founders Biographical Series. Written by US Constitution historian John P. Kaminski, the Parallel Press series is now distributed by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.Each of the five chapbooks in this series provides a concise but vibrant exploration of American heroes, including:

* America’s first president and Revolutionary War General in George Washington: The Man of the Age (ISBN: 978-1-893311-99-2, Retail: $16),

* Declaration of Independence author and the third US President in Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and Politician (ISBN: 978-1-893311-59-6, Retail: $16),

* A Revered Revolutionary War General in Lafayette: The Boy General (ISBN: 978-1-893311-84-8, Retail: $16),

* An American Independence crusader and US President in James Madison: Champion of Liberty and Justice (ISBN: 978-1-893311-65-7, Retail: $16), and

*A Revolutionary compatriot and the leading First Lady of her day in Abigail Adams: An American Heroine (ISBN: 978-1-893311-93-0, Retail: $16).

Told in a lively manner through historic details, Kaminski’s elegant prose adds dimension to the historic dramas of revolution and nation-making. Unlike traditional biographies, these charming chapbooks emphasize the character, mannerisms, and physical appearance of the subjects as they were known to their contemporaries. In a unique way, the illuminating vignettes and “behind-the-curtain” glimpses of both well-known and obscure events provide a new perspective on the Founding generation.

About the Author 

John P. Kaminski is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is also editor of the multi-volume The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution Series, published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, that aims to preserve the state-by-state debates about the ratification of The United States Constitution. A professor emeritus from the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is the author or editor of twenty-five other books on early American history.


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