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Part II. Letters of Brutus

Abstract In the 1780s Robert Yates stood as a recognized leader of the Antifederalists. He opposed any concessions to the federal congress, such as the right to collect impost duties, that mig…

Part III. Letters of Cato

AbstractAnother early series of articles criticizing the proposed Constitution were published in the New York Journal under the pseudonym "Cato", in honor of the Roman defender of republican v…

Best American Journalism of the 20th Century

The following works were chosen as the 20th century's best American journalism by a panel of experts assembled by New York University's journalism department.John Hersey: “Hiroshima,&#8…

The True George Washington: Education

EducationFormal EducationThe father of Washington received his education at Appleby School in England, and, true to his alma mater, he sent his two elder sons to the same school. His death whe…

The True George Washington: Education: Adulthood

AdulthoodThe end of Washington's school-days left him, if a good "cipherer," a bad speller, and a still worse grammarian, but, fortunately, the termination of instruction did not by any means …

Part IV. Letters of Centinel

AbstractThe "Centinel" wrote a series of 24 articles that appeared in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer and the Philadelphia Freeman's Journal between October 5, 1787, and November 24, 17…

The True George Washington: Enemies: The Press

The PressAnother type of enemy, more or less the result of this differing with Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Randolph, was sundry editors and writers who gathered under their patronage and r…