Think partisanship has never been so bad? Think again. Founding Feuds by Paul Aron shows the founders of the United States of America not only debating but also smearing, screaming, spitting, and occasionally shooting at each other—their politics every bit as polarized as ours.
"Through his lively and often surprising descriptions of the founders' brawls, disagreements, public denunciations, court battles, and lethal duels, Paul Aron makes the important argument that many of their feuds actually strengthened the young republic." Susan Dunn, author of Dominion of Memories.
"In lively prose and with keen understanding, Paul Aron sets forth the personal animosities and grudges that drove politics in the new nation." Robert Gross, author of The Minutemen and Their World
- Early American history book by Colonial Williamsburg Publications
- Written by Paul Aron
- 240 pages
- 5-1/2"W x 8"H
About the Author
Paul Aron is an editor and writer for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Previously he was a reporter for The Virginia Gazette, an executive editor at Simon and Schuster, and an editor at Doubleday. Mr. Aron writes regularly for the Foundation's quarterly magazine, Trend & Tradition. His books include Unsolved Mysteries of American History (Wiley, 1997), Unsolved Mysteries of History (Wiley, 2000), Count The Ways (Contemporary, 2002), More Unsolved Mysteries of American History (Wiley, 2004), Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot (Wiley, 2005), Mysteries in History (ABC-Clio, 2006), We Hold These Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), Why The Turkey Didn’t Fly (University Press of New England, 2013), and American Stories (Lyons Press, 2020). He lives in Williamsburg, VA.