Mcdonald, Forrest

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MCDONALD, Forrest. American, b. 1927. Genres: Business/Trade/ Industry, Economics, History, Biography. Career: Special Researcher, 1953- 56, and Executive Secretary to American History Research Center, 1957-58, State Historical Society of Wisconsin; member of faculty, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1963-67; Professor of History, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1967-76; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Professor of History, 1976-87, Distinguished University Professor, 1987-2002, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, 2002. Publications: Let There Be Light: The Electric Utility Industry in Wisconsin, 1957; We the People: The Economic Origins of the Constitution, 1958; Insull, 1962; E. Pluribus Unum: The Formation of the American Republic, 1965; The Torch Is Passed, 1968; Enough Wise Men, 1970; The Boys Were Men: The American Navy in the Age of Fighting Sail, 1971; (with L. Decker and T. Govan) The Last Best Hope, 3 vols., 1972; The Presidency of George Washington, 1974; Phaeton Ride: The Crisis of American Success, 1974; The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, 1976; Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, 1979; A Constitutional History of the United States, 1982; Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution, 1985; Requiem: Variations on Eighteenth-Century Themes, 1988; The American Presidency: An Intellectual History, 1994; Imperium in Imperio: States' Rights and the Union, 1776-1876, 2000; Recovering the Past: A Historian's Memoir, 2004. EDITOR: Empire and Nation, 1962; Confederation and Constitution, 1968. Address: PO Box 155, Coker, AL 35452, U.S.A.

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