Founding Era USMB Book Club

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    If you would be interested in learning more about our founding history and discussing it with fellow members, please post in the thread.

    The goal is for the members to read one book a month, and then discuss it / rate the book as to manner of presentation, accuracy, and importance.
     
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    so what period exactly are we gonna discuss? early american history from ... to....?
     
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    1756 - 1812

    Basically, from the Seven Years War to the War of 1812.
     
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    i am more a fan of burr's....and have visited many of the places that are referenced in his life...where he shot that lying dog hamilton....i have seen hamiltons grave...lol...they arent far apart...i have visited the caves the burr hid out in in alabama....so much to your terror the only person responding ..well is me...and i am not a jeffersonian...i have been to his place too....interesting...we burst a bottle of wine in the public bathroom and have to beat out of there like bats outta hell...
     
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    I'll join, depending on what route you're going with this.
     
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    Cool. What I am wanting to do, is start off reading a book on the Seven Years War, and slowly work our way to the war of 1812. I don't mind reading more than one book on a particular segment of founding history. We can even do biographies. We can discuss the book(s) along the way, or wait until everyone has had a chance to finish the book. I figure 1 book a month minimum, on average.

    I hope to help inspire others to learn about our founding history, as well as learning more myself.

    I am open to suggestions. Nothing is written in stone right now.
     
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    Read Slavery 1619 to 1863 I believe, somewhat boring but lots of facts. I will try to find my copy and get the author's name.
     
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    Alright man. Sounds good.
     
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    In my opinion, the definitive book on the Seven Years War is "Crucible of War" by Fred Anderson. You can find used paperback copies cheap.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Crucible-War-British-America-1754-1766/dp/0375706364/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257728414&sr=8-9]Amazon.com: Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 (9780375706363): Fred Anderson: Books[/ame]

    If anyone has other suggestions for a Seven Years War book, feel free to speak up.
     
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    Very good Luissa. :) Will you be joining the bookworm club? :cool:
     

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