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Democracy at its Foundation


Historians and best-selling authors H.W. Brands, Stephen Fried and Greg Grandin discuss the events and personalities of those dangerous early years of our democracy — and how they shaped our understanding of America today.


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H.W. Brands

H. W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written a dozen biographies and histories for Doubleday, two of which "The First American" and "Traitor to His Class," were finalists for the for the Pulitzer Prize in biography....

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Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author who teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania. He is, most recently, the author of the historical biography "Appetite for America," and the coauthor, with Congressman Patrick Kennedy, of "A Common Struggle....

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Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin's newest book "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America" looks at our migration policies from before the revolutionary war to President Trump's trying to close the southern border and its impact on our nation....

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