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McDonald, Forrest

Overview
Works: 130 works in 462 publications in 2 languages and 20,851 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Popular works  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Constitution 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Forrest McDonald
The Presidency of George Washington by Forrest McDonald( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses the importance of Washington's administration in establishing the institution of the presidency
We the people : the economic origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald( Book )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles A. Bear's An Economic Interpretation of the United States Constitution was a work of such powerful persuasiveness as to alter the course of American historiography. No historian who followed in studying the making of the Constitution was entirely free from Beard's radical interpretation of the document as serving the economic interests of the Framers as members of the propertied class. Forrest McDonald's We the People was the first major challenge to Beard's thesis. This superbly researched and documented volume restored the Constitution as the work of principled and prudential men. It did much to invalidate the crude economic determinism that had become endemic in the writing of American history.We the People fills in the details that Beard had overlooked in his fragmentary book. MacDonald's work is based on an exhaustive comparative examination of the economic biographies of the 55 members of the Constitutional Convention and the 1,750 members of the state ratifying conventions. His conclusion is that on the basis of evidence, Beard's economic interpretation does not hold. McDonald demonstrates conclusively that the interplay of conditioning or determining factors at work in the making of the Constitution was extremely complex and cannot be rendered intelligible in terms of any single system of interpretation.McDonald's classic work, while never denying economic motivation as a factor, also demonstrates how the rich cultural and political mosaic of the colonies was an independent and dominant factor in the decision making that led to the first new nation. In its pluralistic approach to economic factors and analytic richness, We the People is both a major work of American history and a significant document in the history of ideas. It continues to be an essential volume for historians, political scientists, economists, and American studies specialists."--Provided by publisher
Novus ordo seclorum : the intellectual origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the Constitutional Convention and discusses how the Constitution was developed
The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson by Forrest McDonald( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Jefferson occupies a special niche in the hagiology of American Founding Fathers. His name is invoked for a staggering range of causes; statists and libertarians, nationalists and States' righters, conservatives and radicals all claim his blessing. In this book, Forrest McDonald examines Jefferson's performance as the nation's leader, evaluating his ability as a policy-maker, administrator, and diplomat."--Publisher
E pluribus unum: the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790 by Forrest McDonald( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Hamilton : a biography by Forrest McDonald( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this critical reinterpretation of Hamilton's life, the first Secretary of the Treasury is perceived as an ambitious man whose self-appointed mission was to create a new social order in America based not on status but on money
The American presidency : an intellectual history by Forrest McDonald( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En historisk analyse af den amerikanske præsident-post som institution fra 1776 til idag
States' rights and the union : imperium in imperio, 1776-1876 by Forrest McDonald( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's leading constitutional historian presents the first history of states' rights in the United States, surveying the concept's history from the Declaration of Independence to the end of Reconstruction. McDonald (history, U. of Alabama) explores the balance between general and local authority in government. Tracing the concept of states' rights from the Declaration of Independence to the end of Reconstruction, he illuminates the constitutional, political, and economic contexts in which the issues have evolved
Insull by Forrest McDonald( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documented full-length biography of the financial wizard, whose business collapse in 1932 revealed him to be the most publicized villain of his time
Confederation and constitution, 1781-1789 by Forrest McDonald( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents historical documents from the period of time between the U.S. Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution, providing readers with a higher level of understanding and appreciation of the evolving nature of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance to contemporary societal issues. This work begins with a history of that period and of the documents that were generated. A chronology of events from the Annapolis Convention of 1786 through Virginia's ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791 follows along with a presentation of 27 documents, including: (1) the Articles of Confederation; (2) the Northwest Ordinance; (3) letters written by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; (4) transcripts of various debates; (5) the Virginia and the New Jersey plans for Union; (6) the Constitution of the United States; (7) some of the papers from "The Federalist"; (8) amendments proposed by Massachusetts and Virginia; and (9) the Bill of Rights. A bibliographical essay suggests 29 items for further reading. An appendix offers high school lesson plans for three of the documents presented: (1) the Virginia plan for Union; (2) debate on executive power; and (3) debate on the judiciary, the veto, and the separation of powers
Requiem : variations on eighteenth-century themes by Forrest McDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enough wise men; the story of our Constitution by Forrest McDonald( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the people and the times explains the origin of the Constitution
A constitutional history of the United States by Forrest McDonald( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phaeton ride; the crisis of American success by Forrest McDonald( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790 by Forrest McDonald( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The torch is passed: the United States in the 20th century by Forrest McDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire and nation by John Dickinson( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the Constitution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 4, episode 11: Bill Moyers and Jusitice Lewis F. Powell discuss a variety of issues including Watergate, the Constitution of the Soviet Union, the death penalty, reverse discrimination, the workings of the Court and corporal punishment
Cracker culture : Celtic ways in the Old South by Grady McWhiney( Book )

4 editions published between 1753 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRACKER CULTURE is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Fundamental differences between Southerners and Northerners shaped the course of antebellum America; their conflict in the 1860s was nto so much brother against brother as culture against culture
Recovering the past : a historian's memoir by Forrest McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in 1949, McDonald has traversed a sometimes rocky academic road from Brown University to Wayne State and finally the University of Alabama. He rose to prominence by arguing against the popular histories of Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles Beard, and his rebuttal of Beard was published as his seminal book We the People. Recovering the Past carries forward this critical tradition with McDonald's pointed comments on fellow historians from Kenneth Stampp to William Appleton Williams, his admiration for Oscar Handlin's book Truth in History, and his distaste for the revisionism of the New Left historians who depict the American story as an epic of oppression."--Jacket
 
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We the people : the economic origins of the ConstitutionNovus ordo seclorum : the intellectual origins of the ConstitutionThe Presidency of Thomas JeffersonE pluribus unum: the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790Alexander Hamilton : a biographyThe American presidency : an intellectual historyStates' rights and the union : imperium in imperio, 1776-1876Insull