Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries

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From the onset, author Lorri Glover acknowledges that more than enough books already exist on the subject of the American Revolution and the Nation’s Founding Fathers. What does this professor of history hope to teach us that has not already been taught? “The role of these Founders as fathers.”

With remarkable eloquence, Glover transports us back to the colonial era when a loyal British gentry thought only about the economics of improving their estate, educating heirs, and marrying off their daughters to worthy men. This chronicle follows the last generation of colonists by featuring five of the most famous Virginians, the women they married, and the families they raised into the most radical political upheaval ever to face their ancestry. Rather than isolate them in typical biographical fashion, Glover collectively selects facets from the lives of George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. We are drawn into their world, their plans and ambitions, then sucked into a political vortex which throws them from their original course and into the annals of history.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 344 pages
Publisher Yale University Press
Publish Date 2014-Sep-30
ISBN 9780300178609 Buy this Book
Issue January 2015
Category History


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