Kaye reviews books on Founding Fathers
Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies has a lengthy piece — part essay, part book review — published at the Daily Beast website. It references the popularity of “Founders Chic” as politicians left and right continue to appropriate the stories of America’s founders to rally support to their side. Kaye notes that three new books reach back to Revolutionary War Era figures to draw conclusions about America. The books, by history professors Andrew Burstein of Louisiana State University, David Sehat of Georgia State University, and Andrew Schocket of Bowling Green State University look critically at our fascination both past and present for the Founders.