The Library of America American Founders Series

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The list author says: "The non-profit Library of America has for nearly thirty years been making the best of American literature and thought accessible in uniform, moderately priced volumes. Among the many wonderful works of the LOA is the "American Founders Series". This series consists of thirteen volumes of original source material regarding the birth and early years of the United States. Most volumes are devoted to the writings of the Founders, but some volumes cover events. Demanding to read, this series offers an unparalleled way for the nonspecialist reader to read and engage with historical sources. Each volume is edited by a distinguished scholar and includes a chronology and brief notes in addition to extensive textual material. The following is a list of the volumes of the series."
The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence (Library of America)
1.  The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence (Library of America) by John H. Rhodehamel
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  "Edited by John Rodehamel, this volume includes a variety of source material, American and British, on America's War of Independence."
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George Washington : Writings (Library of America)
2.  George Washington : Writings (Library of America) by George Washington
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  "A comprehensive volume of Washington's writings from his youth through his retirement offers an excellent portrait of the First American."
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John Adams: Revolutionary Writings, 1755-1775 (Library of America, No. 213)
3.  John Adams: Revolutionary Writings, 1755-1775 (Library of America, No. 213) by John Adams
The list author says:
  "Edited by Gordon Wood, this new volume offers a close look at John Adams' during his early years prior to the American Revolution, 1755 --  1775."
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John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 (Library of America, No. 214)
4.  John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 (Library of America, No. 214) by John Adams
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  "A companion volume on Adams, this title focuses on Adams' crucial diplomatic activity during the Revolutionary War, 1775 -- 1783, and his relationship with Benjamin Franklin."
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Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America)
5.  Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America) by Merrill D. Peterson
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  "A large collection of writings edited by Merrill Peterson offering the enigmatic Thomas Jefferson in his own words."
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Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters (Library of America)
6.  Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters (Library of America) by Thomas Paine
The list author says:
  "Edited by Eric Foner, this volume includes "Common Sense" and other pamphlets together with Paine's later, longer, controversial works, "The Rights of Man" and "The Age of Reason"."
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The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification : Part One, September 1787-February 1788 (Library of America)
7.  The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification : Part One, September 1787-February 1788 (Library of America) by Bernard Bailyn
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  "Edited by the distinguished historian Bernard Bailyn, this is the first of two volumes documenting the Federalist -- anti Federalist debate on the adoption of the Constitution."
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DEBATE ON THE CONSTITUTION: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle Over Ratification, Janury-August 1788 (PART II)
8.  DEBATE ON THE CONSTITUTION: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle Over Ratification, Janury-August 1788 (PART II) by Miscellaneous
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  "This volume is Part II of the Debate on the Constitution.  Both volumes are available as part of a box set."
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Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (Library of America)
9.  Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (Library of America) by Benjamin Franklin
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  "The first of two volumes of Benjamin Franklin edited by J.A. Leo LeMay features the Autobiography, Poor Richard, and many late writings,letters and papers."
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Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and EarlyWritings (Library of America)
10.  Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and EarlyWritings (Library of America) by Benjamin Franklin
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  "A second volume of Franklin's writings including materials from earlier in his life."
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James Madison: Writings: Writings 1772-1836 (Library of America)
11.  James Madison: Writings: Writings 1772-1836 (Library of America) by James Madison
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  "Edited by Jack Rakove, this volume includes a large selection of Madison's complex political and constitutional thought."
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Alexander Hamilton: Writings (Library of America)
12.  Alexander Hamilton: Writings (Library of America) by Alexander Hamilton
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  "Coauthor of the Federalist Papers with Madison, the two Founders views diverged markedly. Hamilton was an advocate for a strong central government and Washington's first secretary of the treasury.  His writings are still influential and important."
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John Marshall: Writings (Library of America)
13.  John Marshall: Writings (Library of America) by John Marshall
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  "A collection of seminal legal opinions and letters of the great Chief Justice together with excerpts from Marshall's four volume life of George Washington. The volume is edited by Marshall scholar Charles Hobson."
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