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America's Founding Secret
     

America's Founding Secret

by Robert W. Galvin
 
In the history of America's founding, the names of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and other founding fathers loom large. But few Americans today would recognize the role played by such men as Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, David Hume, and other philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment. In this book,

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In the history of America's founding, the names of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and other founding fathers loom large. But few Americans today would recognize the role played by such men as Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, David Hume, and other philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment. In this book, Robert W. Galvin, retired Chairman of the Board of Motorola, Inc. and one of America's most respected corporate leaders, reminds us of the fundamental debt that our founding fathers and this nation owe to this extraordinary group of Scottish thinkers. In the Scottish Enlightenment, America's founders themselves found the philosophical underpinnings for a government conceived and defined with the intent to promote economic progress in commerce based on private capital means. Concise and accessible, America's Founding Secret will forever change the way Americans look at their nation's beginnings and remind us again of the fundamental connection between private enterprise and freedom that remains at the heart of the American experiment.

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Michael Beschloss
A vital, thoughtful and welcome contribution to history from one of the wisest, most public-spirited and accomplished leaders in America.
Chicago Sun-Times - Howard Wolinsky
He calls this an untold story because though scholars might be aware of the impact of the great Scottish thinkers, the citizenry is not.
Midwest Book Review
An excellent treatise on the often overlooked contributions of the Scottish people to the formation of the United States, I found it a very informative book.
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Chicago Sun-Times
He calls this an untold story because though scholars might be aware of the impact of the great Scottish thinkers, the citizenry is not.
— Howard Wolinsky
The Midwest Book Review
An excellent treatise on the often overlooked contributions of the Scottish people to the formation of the United States, I found it a very informative book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742522800
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.68(d)

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Michael Beschloss
A vital, thoughtful and welcome contribution to history from one of the wisest, most public-spirited and accomplished leaders in America.

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Robert W. Galvin is chairman emeritus of Motorola, Inc.

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