Founding brothers: The revolutionary generation
Founding brothers: The revolutionary generation was written by Joseph Ellis. It is a Pulitzer Prize winning book. It is based on the interaction between diverse individuals who are gifted and have flaws. This is based on the interaction that profoundly influenced the early development of the United States.
The thesis statement that would be explored is that the past events in history are repeating itself in contemporary America and based on historical events, empathy and humanity are needed to address the issues of racial divide in the nation.
Ellis uses six events from US history to define the current events. The author tries to explore the challenges that the Founding fathers had faced while creating a new government after the Revolutionary War. The book centers on the most prominent members of the Revolutionary generation. The Founding fathers are considered to be George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, John and Abigail Adams. The book can be split into seven sections where there is focus on one particular issue or event. In this, Ellis attempts to discuss about the events from many perspectives. The aim of authors was to explore the relationships and conflicts that were held by the particular men. This was a turbulent period in which there was securing of the historical reputation and itled to the formation of identity of contemporary America.
Retrospection of Events
Ellis uses the book to explore about the nature of history itself. The basic approach was to discuss about how the urgency and anxiety of men were felt during the formation of a new country. It was an experiment by the Founding father who did not know whether they would succeed. Ellis suggests that history must be comprehended from the terms of the legend, personalities and ideologies.