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  • Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different
  • Gordon S. Wood
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  • 12 September 2020
  • 9780143112082

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Read Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Together is the idea of character as a lived reality They were members of the first generation in history that was self consciously self mademen who understood that the arc of lives as of nations is one of moral progress. Similar to the Idea of America in that Revolutionary Characters is a collection of previously written essays edited for a popular audience I actually fairly enjoy the format which paints the main themes of Wood s work the gentlemen culture republicanism and the birth of democratic culture while still being accessible unlike the very dense Radicalism of the American Revolution worth a read but hardly a poolside read The book consists of short biographical sketches of Washington Franklin Jefferson Hamilton Madison John Adams Paine and Burr The chapters are less chronicles of the lives of the founders than illustrations in the general themes Wood explores elsewhere for example Wood sees Burr s real treason as a betrayal of the gentlemen class virtues by nakedly pursuing his self interest instead of acting in a disinterested matter and argues that Paine was America s first public intellectual writing to the masses instead of the republic of letters though ultimately undone by his candor in regards to his belief in deism Wood s introduction explains that the founding generation was truly uniue and unleashed a democratic spirit that would ensure that such a ruling class would not be replicated in the United States A running theme is that the founders created a public spirit that celebrated the people and the democratic spirit that eroded their own power base natural aristocracy and left many of them bewildered at the transformation near the end of their lives Washington is framed as the ideal gentleman and hyper concerned with his reputation at least in modern eyes Wood discusses the reputation that Washington established by surrendering his command at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War which was unprecedented and earned him the name of the modern Cincinnatus Several times Washington was cajoled into making his decisions based on the impact on his reputation once in regard to donating a gift of shares to what would become the university of washington and lee in rejecting leadership of the society of cincinnati both issues dear to his heart these are mentioned in radicalism of the american revolution as well In fact even when it came to presiding over the constitutional convention Washington was finally convinced to preside to avoid the impression that he hoped the convention would fail so he could take over as a military dictator Wood argues that one of Washington s greatest acts was to free his slaves on his death Washington even privately concluded that if the country was to break apart he would be on the side of the union Also interesting was the ambiguous nature of the executive which some high federalists in particular with Hamilton hoping that the United States would grow into a comparable european fiscal military state with ability to raise money and wage war regarded as an elected monarch Washington was the only person capable of being trusted in this supreme position throughout his term there were many trappings of european monarchy The chapter on Franklin is an abridgement of the Americanization of Benjamin Franklin worth a read of its own In particular Wood shows the transformation of Franklin from imperial servant to Revolutionary Wood notes that unlike the other founders Franklin already had an international reputation as a scientist freuently considered permanently relocating to Europe and bragged of his connections to the imperial government Franklin sought an imperial appointment as late as the 1770s before being humiliated by the government for some political miscalculations publically releasing the hutchinson letters In one particularly spectacular moment it is said that after his public humiliation Franklin told one official that he would make your king a LITTLE KING Wood argues that one of the reasons that Franklin became so patriotic was his loyalties were uestioned because he was a late though authentic mainly through being spurred convert to the revolutionary cause The essays on Adams Madison and Jefferson are interesting in that they show some of the nuances of the first party system Wood notes that the federalists and republicans were not modern parties in any meaning of the word The federalists considered themselves the government and considered the republicans to be subversive elements challenging the government this was particularly interesting in context of the sedition acts which the federalists thought was legitimate to protect the government while the republicans developed an early argument for the marketplace of ideas which symbolizes the birth of public opinion while the republicans considered themselves a temporary alliance meant to restore true revolutionary values similar to English Whigs Jefferson and Madison represented a strain of revolutionary thought that assumed that if left alone the natural impulses of society would allow civilization and people to prosper Central to their belief was the role of trade in connecting peoples peacefully similar to Kant s perpetual peace argument and the rationale behind the disastrous embargo which Wood notes still exists as economic sanctions Jefferson and Madison thought that monarchical power was tied to warfare standing armies and tyranny and stood in direct opposition to Hamilton Wood argues that there is no Madison problem between the Madison of the Federalist and the Madison of the Kentucky Resolutions Wood argues that Madison was always concerned about the abuses of the popular legislatures in his virginia plan both houses were proportional and congress would wield a veto over state laws against the Union Madison also suggested that there be a judicialexecutive council to wield this veto When these were rejected Madison thought the constitution would fail Ultimately Madison supported SCOTUS judicial review but did not favor the fiscalexecutivemilitary state that Hamilton supported which was ultimately the most forward looking Wood s essay on Adams is interesting as well Adams was outside of the country during the crucial period of the convention While Adams supported the tripartite structure he relied on classical rationales of republicanism which saw each branch as representative of an order of society the senate aristocracy the house the populace and the executivemonarchy to balance the two Adams based this on his pessimistic view of humanity as jealous and scrambling for honors While most political theory by that point agreed with the conclusion it did not agree with the rationale which rested on a theory of popular sovereignty the people doling out its sovereignty to the government which have parts of that authority as agents of the people Overall an enjoyable read that does not repeat the rote popular biographies but not dense enough to give you a headache in the sun On Pytania intymne of character as a lived reality They were members Off with His Head of the first generation in history that was self consciously self mademen who understood that the arc Last Ditch of 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Read Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks What made these men greatand shows us among many. Wood offers a chapter each to a slew of household names from the time of the Revolution It is like getting to read a very well informed mini biography on each One thing I found was that the turmoil of the post revolutionary period left me in a bit of a daze There was not only considerable diversity among the founders in terms of their macro views if not their gender or ethnicity and when this is combined with the rapid and significant changes the foundling nation was undergoing it makes the whole uite a challenge to take in There are concepts aplenty here and many are surprising For those of us who have an interest in American history but who are not history scholars Wood s work offers a nifty primer on the issues personalities and socialpolitical tensions of the revolutionary and post revolutionary era This is an accessible and engaging window on American history