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The Division of Early American Politics with H.W. Brands | BRI Scholar Talks

Why were American politics so divided in the early republic? In this episode of Scholar Talks, BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams is joined by H.W. Brands, the Jack S. Blanton, Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas and bestselling author of more than 30 books. Together, they explore this early division and the Founders' original views on political parties. How was this fierce division shown in the Constitutional Convention and ratification debate?