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Disunion Among Ourselves: The Perilous Politics of the American Revolution

By Eli Merritt
University of Missouri Press
456 pages

Disunion Among Ourselves is a most timely book. With detective-like research and deft storytelling, Eli Merritt rescues important conflicts and compromises occurring in the earliest years of the nation’s history from both the shadow of later sectional crises and the glare of founding generation worship.”

~ Daniel H. Usner, author of Native American Women and the Burdens of Southern History