Joseph J. Ellis is Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke Collegeand author of the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, and Passionate Sage.
After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Cultureby Joseph J. Ellis
An entrepreneur, a writer who wanted to depict an ideal society, a dramatist who tried to reconcile high aesthetic standards and populism, and a Connecticut Yankee who ran into the contradictions of conservatism and liberalism -- each of the four men depicted in this book had a vision of what kind of society post-Revolutionary America should be. Through portraits of these bellwether figures, the prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis examines the currents that were shaping the new country.
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I liked this book. It shined light on some less known people of the revolutionary generation that had a great impact on the culture rather than the oft studied persons who established our political system. It was well written and for the most part engaging. I enjoyed it.