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Cotlar, Seth


Historian in Chief
How Presidents Interpret the Past to Shape the Future Edited by Seth Cotlar and Richard J. Ellis

Presidents shape not only the course of history but also how Americans remember and retell that history. From the Oval Office they instruct us what to respect and what to reject in our past. They regale us with stories about who we are as a people, and tell us whom in the pantheon of greats we... More


Tom Paine's America
The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic Seth Cotlar

Tom Paine’s America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when the Federal Constitution was ratified, "democracy" was a controversial term that very few Americans used to describe their new... More