A Student of History

March 4, 2008

Founding Fathers Chic

Filed under: Early America — John Maass @ 8:05 am

Is there no limit to the popularity of the Founding Fathers?  Now one can get a John Adams adjustable fit ball cap, a tie in to the new HBO series coming this fall to TV.  It is based on David McCullough’s best-selling book of the same name.  Much of the filming was done at Colonial Williamsburg

Of course, not everyone is enamoured with the FF’s.  See Barry Gwen’s long essay in the NYT of 2005, where he says that they were all “paranoid hypocrites and ungrateful malcontents.”  T.H. Brands also discussed the Founder Chic in the Atlantic, in 2003.

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