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Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.09 Roberts 2016

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: Uses the life of George Washington as a reference to examine the history of the United States during the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the time of the Continental Congress, and early years of this new nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Isa

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.309 Roberts 2014

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De la Cruz, Melissa

Summary: As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They’re the toast of the town, keeping New York City buzzing with tales of their lavish parties, of Eliza’s legendary wit, and of Alex’s brilliant legal mind. But new additions to Alex & Eliza’s little family mean change is afoot in the Hamilton household. When they agree to take in an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DEL

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Safire, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAF

Clark, Murtie June.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Genealogical Pub. Co. 1991

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1 available in Reference, Call number: GEN 929.373 CLA

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Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fo

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Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 MIL

Nash, Gary B.

Summary: Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 Nash

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day Forward, written with her husband, Steve Roberts, described American marriages throughout history, including the romance of John and Abigail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ROB

Summary: A collection of letters, speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, memoir excerpts, poems, sermons, songs, and military reports that provide a rich first-hand panorama of the War of 1812 as it was experienced by a wide range of participants: Americans, Britons, Canadians, and Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.52 HIC

Kiernan, Denise.

Summary: In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember? This book introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 KIE

Ganeshram, Ramin

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Summary: Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington's chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ganeshram 2018

Adams, John

Contents: Love sweetens life, October 1762-July 1774 -- The decisive day is come, August 1774-December 1775 -- We are determined to foment a rebelion, January-October 1776 -- Kind providence has preserved to me a life, January-November 1777 -- I cast my thoughts across the Atlantick, February 1778-April 1782 -- A signal tryumph, July 1782-March 1788 -- The most insignificant office, December 1788-January...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 943.440 Adams

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: The stories of Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Eliza Pinckney, Mary Bartlett and Martha Washington among others are highlighted in this social history of early American women patriots.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 Rober

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: Includes material on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ELL

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Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: An ironic examination of the founding years of our country. Historian Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ELL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ELL

Ferling, John E.

Summary: "A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America... The decade of the 1790s has been called the 'age of passion.' Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic-- each side convinced that the other's goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.09 FER

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of iconic characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending—his at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COB

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Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: Explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2005

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Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: The sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending; his at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson River, hers more than half a century later after a brave, successful life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founding father, from his childhood as an orphan in the West Indies to his role in developing the Constitution and his tragic death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HAM

Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears)

Summary: Reexamines the lives of bona-fide American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and reevaluates the legacies of religious figures such as Anne Hutchinson, whose trial for heresy and banishment riveted the colonies in 1637, and unknown martyrs such as Mary Easty and Giles Cory, executed for practicing witchcraft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 920 MOR