Sean Wilentz

Photo of Sean WilentzPhoto | Sameer A. KahnSean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books on American history and politics, including The Rise of American Democracy, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Politicians and the Egalitarians, chosen as Best History Book of the Year by Kirkus and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wilentz’s writings on American music have earned him two Grammy nominations and two Deems-Taylor-ASCAP awards.

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Cover: The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814Merrill, Michael
Wilentz, Sean
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Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingWilentz, SeanHARDCOVER09/06/2018$26.95
Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceWilentz, SeanPAPERBACK09/03/2019$18.95
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane