Fergus M. Bordewich

Fergus M. Bordewich is the author, most recently, of America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. His next book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government, will be published in February.

Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain

The vitality of big ideas

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Monday, November 16, 2015

The Corner

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Monday, March 31, 2014

True North

Yankees and their slaves

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Monday, June 10, 2013

Abolition Gone Wrong

Despite good intentions, some opponents of the Atlantic slave trade caused more harm

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Friday, December 06, 2013

Founding Portraitists

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Sunday, March 01, 2009