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Books the Founders Read

Books the Founders Read: Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England

  • Apr 21, 2015

“In America the law is king,” Thomas Paine declared in Common Sense. The Founding Fathers’ most important and widely-owned law book was William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. John…
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Books the Founders Read: Sidney’s Discourses Concerning Government

  • Apr 2, 2015

In this new series, I’ll highlight books that the Founding Fathers read, owned, wrote about, and were influenced by— works that were important in the creation of the United States…
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