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Founding corporate power in early national Philadelphia
During its first heady decades, the United States promised to become a fully democratic society with unprecedented liberty and opportunity. Yet, as political rights spread, a rising elite gainedExpand
The American Revolution Rebooted: Hamilton and Genre in Contemporary Culture
Hamilton: An American Musical, while distinctive, is fairly representative of recent cultural productions representing the American founding era, fitting the three main characteristics of what thisExpand
Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of Microfinance. By Bruce H. Yenawine
Academic writing on Benjamin Franklin has recently burgeoned into what some have called “Franklin studies,” with two volumes of scholarly essays (one published, another on the way) and monographsExpand
Revolution #10? New IOUs and Debts No Honest Man Could Pay in the Early Republic
For most of us in the history trade, there just can't be too many historical revolutions, and the more radical the revolution, the better. That's not a comment on historians' current politicalExpand