"For William Hogeland, thinking about history is an act of moral inquiry and high citizenship. A searching and original voice." Rick Perlstein author of Nixonland "Hogeland unravels complex economic issues, shifting political ideologies, and legal maneuverings with uncommon skill, and he has brought to life in beautifully polished prose a cast of characters." Gary B. Nash, Professor of History and Director of the National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA "Hogeland's is an accessible account of the way men like Hamilton, Washington, Madison and Morris constructed the American state in order to protect and further their class interests - and, importantly, of the radical egalitarian movements they had to ruthlessly crush in the process." - Tom Cutterham, Jacobin
About the Author
William Hogeland writes and speaks on startling connections between American history and today’s political and cultural struggles. He is the author of the critically acclaimed narrative histories Declaration and The Whiskey Rebellion, as well as a collection of essays, Inventing American History. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, American History Magazine, Boston Review, Salon, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He has also appeared on CBS’s Good Morning, America, PBS’s History Detectives, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.