American Aurora by Richard Rosenfeld
The Supressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper That Tried to Report It

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About Richard Rosenfeld

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Rosenfeld is an independent scholar and a Councillor at the American Antiquarian Society. He is an Associate Fellow at Yale's Timothy Dwight College.
Published January 1, 1997 by St. Martin's Press. 988 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Here is a view of America's postrevolutionary era so subversive it makes Gore Vidal look like a traditionalist: John Adams wants to be king, George Washington is a hypocrite, a standing army is a mercenary force.

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Despised by presidents George Washington and John Adams, who tried to suppress it, the Philadelphia Aurora, an outspoken newspaper founded in 1790, charged that the Founding Fathers had adopted a British-style constitution to avoid Benjamin Franklin's plan for a true democracy.

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