“One could almost use the word momentous, or the word epoch-making though epoch-ending might be more to the point … I don’t see how anyone henceforth can repeat the old cliches which Beard put into circulation forty years ago.”—Frederick B. Tolles, Swarthmore College.
“American historians, particularly those who have given lectures or written books based on the Beard thesis, ignore Brown’s book at their peril.”—American Historical Review.
Originally published in 1956.
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