Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation By Joseph J. Ellis

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I.Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. By Joseph J. Ellis (New York: Vintage books 2002) 248 pages. Reviewed by Jasmine Prince, October 12, 2017.
II. Joseph J. Ellis born July 18, 1943, is an American historian and professor, all of his work is centered around the founders of the United States. Two of Ellis’ bestsellers are American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson (which won a National Book Award) and Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2001).
Joseph Ellis was very interested in this topic because he indeed is one of the nation’s best scholars in American history. He was a history professor at Mount Holyoke since 1972. He was also fairly interested in how men were
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“These events and achievements are historically significant because they all shaped the subsequent history of the United states, including our time.” These thesis statements describe the overall context of the book hence to how Ellis goes through the lives of all six founding brothers/fathers in each chapter, each of them all having their own little story, their own major historical events, they all contributed to the American Revolution somehow. This also highlights the fact that these key events made America the way it is today, not much has changed and their legacies still live …show more content…
Joseph J. Ellis is historian and an author who pieced together the beauty behind the Revolution era, explaining it through the eyes of 6 different founding brothers and their stories that helped contribute. I think someone who takes a liking to history and would like to increase their knowledge on the American Revolution would find this the perfect read for them. Overall I believe this book is great for anyone in high school who is now studying American history. Though the book was hard to read at first, and very hard to enjoy, it indeed turned out to be a good read, Joseph J. Ellis did a fantastic job with telling the story in key detail through 6 important people. Using different endnotes, journals from other great historians, and important events throughout the American Revolution, Ellis was able to greatly modify the book and the historical turn of events, making it all easier for myself and other young readers to understand. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis is the perfect book for any student who has a great interest in expanding their knowledge about these 6 men and how they helped shape America as we know it today, with this book Ellis greatly divided everything section by section showing all the important historical turn of events that we know as the American Revolution era of

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