By Joseph J. Ellis
Via pics of 4 figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis offers a special viewpoint at the position of tradition in post-Revolutionary the United States, either its excessive expectancies and its frustrations.
Each existence is attention-grabbing in its personal correct, and every is used to brightly light up the old context.
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Khan and Sokoloff (1993). Also see Hounshell (1984). 8. An analysis of the biographies and records at patenting of over 400 great inventors in the United States who were born between 1735 and 1885 indicates there was substantial change over time in how they extracted their returns. Those active during the ﬁrst half of the nineteenth century were more often than not engaged in direct exploitation of their inventions, but many also earned income from selling off or licensing patent rights—for example, to producers in geographically segmented markets.