Vindicating the Founders
Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America
by Thomas G. West
This book will show that America's Founders well deserve the respect that citizens and schoolchildren still pay them, but which has long been out of fashion among America's elites. The Founders wrote and approved a Declaration of Independence whose central position was that "all men are created equal." They set up a government that did what no democracy had ever done before: It combined majority rule with effective protection for minority rights. It enabled a larger number of men and women to live in prosperity and liberty than any other nation has ever done.
2001, paperback, 219 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-8476-8517-2