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All these heresies and more are vigorously argued and defended in Richard N. Rosenfeld's revisionist account of America's revolutionary history American Aurora. Rosenfeld recounts the controversies surrounding constitutional debates and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 through the pages of The Philadelphia Aurora, a radical newspaper of the 1790s. Packed with original source material and plenty of footnotes, Rosenfeld's history is contentious--even inciteful--and it demonstrates the rich textual history of the United States both in terms of the newspapers he draws from and the story he tells in this expansive narrative history. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
You can actually tell that human beings made up our history.
Once you have read American Aurora, you will henceforth laugh at the almost daily lament heard in today's media that America's political discourse has been coarsened.
The historical background is told from the perspective of Duane which is irritating at first because you feel like you are being confronted rather than informed.
People that whine about the politics of today need to read what it was like in the 1790's, at least we only have verbal duelsPublished 10 months ago by Herman A. Niedzielski
The Federalist Party and positions are the ones that dominate our history books. This book gives us the view from the Jeffersonian side of things through the writings of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Campion
~American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns~ recaptures the heated battles in American politics during the 1790s on the pages of newspapers in the early years of the American... Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by R. Setliff
I read this many years ago and I just referred to it today when confronted with a dear friend's lament about the state of our political discourse. Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by Robert D. Herpst
It answers the question, "What did the next generation do with the freedom that was handed to them?" In a case where history repeats itself over and over again, encroaches on and... Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by K. Hopper
Interestingly, I had never heard of American Aurora before coming upon it in a half-price book store. Read morePublished on November 12, 2006 by Publius
It pains me to give American Aurora a relatively negative review, as the book was entertaining and well-prepared. Read morePublished on August 28, 2001
It's hard to imagine how a twenty-fifth 5-star review can do any more to convince anyone to read this book... But I will try! Read morePublished on July 2, 2001 by Daryl Anderson
brilliant work! truly a valuable alternative to the drivel most history books try to push on americans today... Read morePublished on July 26, 2000 by "billywade"