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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francois Furstenberg Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781400172788
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In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, François Furstenberg sheds new light on the genesis of American identity. Immersing us in the publishing culture of the early nineteenth century, he shows us how the words of George Washington and others of his generation became America’s sacred scripture and provided the foundation for a new civic culture—one whose reconciliation with slavery unleashed consequences that haunt us still. A dazzling work of scholarship from a brilliant young historian, In the Name of the Father is a major contribution to American social history.

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  • “Michael Prichard…reads with an almost patrician confidence and the authority of someone who is intimately acquainted with his subject. His resonant voice leaves us wanting more.”


  • “This is an appropriate selection for American history collections in academic and public libraries.”

    Library Journal

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Davison | 8/2/2010

    " Insightful analysis of how "civic texts" in the Early Republic shaped who could consent to be governed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 7/6/2009

    " This book gave me a brand new dimension on slavery and the dilemma which our country faced and how to reconcile freedom and liberty while condoning slavery. I didn’t feel the author did a very good job at keeping the book interesting and was therefore difficult to stay on task while reading. "

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About the Author

François Furstenberg is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. A native of Boston and Washington, DC, he taught history for ten years in Montreal before returning to the United States, where he teaches and writes on a range of fields in early American history and the Atlantic world. He is the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation and When the United States Spoke French.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.