The Quotable Founding Fathers A Treasury of 2,500 Wise and Witty Quotations from the Men and Women Who Created America / edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry.

No group is quoted--and misquoted--more often than America’s founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation’s speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buff...

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Other Authors: Garry, Jane, (Editor), Melton, Buckner F., (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2015.
Edition:First edition.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:No group is quoted--and misquoted--more often than America’s founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation’s speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. How much easier it would be to find every key quote by the founders in a single source. The Quotable Founding Fathers, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr., provides just that source--a compilation of some 2,500 quotes summing up the wit and wisdom of the founders. While some of these quotations can be found in general quotation compilations such as Bartlett’s, these volumes offer only a fraction of what’s available. The Quotable Founding Fathers mines deeper into the founders’ essays, diaries, letters, speeches, and sermons to extract all the nuggets that are significant to the history of the country--and to the ongoing debate about the meaning of democracy in America.
Item Description:Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 345 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9781612342870
1612342876
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