U.S. History

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic

Richard Brookhiser; Joseph Ellis

About the Program

Historian Joseph Ellis recounts the founding of the United States and the many struggles and failures that the founders endured to forge together the nation.  Joseph Ellis discusses his book with Richard Brookhiser, author of  "What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers" at the New York Historical Society in New York City.

About the Authors

Joseph Ellis

Joseph EllisJoseph Ellis is a history professor at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize winning "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation."
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Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review and columnist for the New York Observer. He is the author of numerous books, including "Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington" and "What Would the Founders Do?"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, February 18th at 6am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 12th at 8pm (ET)
  • Monday, December 24th at 11am (ET)
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