Book American silhouettes : rhetorical identities of the founders / Albert Furtwangler.
Publication year: c1987.
Call Number E303 .F87 1987
Media class: Book
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300037988 9780300037982
Extent: viii, 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Franklin, John Adams, Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, John Marshall-- all are familiar yet curiously distant American heroes, blurred by the similarities of their background and culture. In this ... book, [the author] looks at these men in turn, examining either a document or a telling incident in their lives in order to explore what was distinctive and unique about them. Furtwangler shows how these American founders all projected public identities -- often by evoking earlier cultural heroes"--Dust jacket.
Trumbull's group portrait -- The spectator's apprentice -- Novanglus -- Cato at Valley Forge -- A valediction forbidding mourning -- Jefferson's trinity -- The assertive chief justice -- American founding.