If President Washington was such a unifying force, why were the early 1790s so violent and contested?
When will Washington stop dividing the world into "good" and "bad" states and consider America's image and actual vital interests?
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.
What lessons did the founding generation take from the American Revolution, and why do we forget the early republican experiments?
For slaves and Native Americans, the Revolution wasn’t “radical”: It was one more colossal effort to enforce Western conservative values and preserve the privileges of whites and the rich.
How the social and military experience of revolution shaped the diverse American republic.