what were the founders of our country really like? Who should be counted as a founder? From the beginning of our nation to the latest talk show, Americans have debated these questions. Here, readers see members of the DAR and the Kosciuszko Guard, American Nazis and Black Panthers, slaveholders and abolitionists, all claiming and reclaiming the founders of our nation. As he surveys more than 200 years of these debates, Jaffe gives readers a fresh look at the people of 1776, and all of our history since that time. Photos. Young Adult.