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New Netcast: The Founding Fathers and the American Monarchy

Frank Prochaska, Lecturer in History at Yale University and author of The Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy (Yale University Press, 2008), discusses his new book and argues that America’s Founding Fathers created what Teddy Roosevelt later called an “elective king” in the office of the president, conferring quasi-regal status on the occupant of the Oval Office and his successors.

The netcast is available here or on Yale University on iTunes U.