Book Review

Read the Revolution: Financier of the Revolution

01 Nov 2016, Posted by Founding Franklin in Book Review

October 12, 2016 Financier of the Revolution In journalist Charles Rappleye’s hefty biography of Robert Morris, we learn about the rise and fall of one of America’s founding fathers. Morris-a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution-is largely remembered…

Read the Revolution: Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution

30 Sep 2016, Posted by Founding Franklin in Book Review

August 31, 2016 Smallwood’s Battalion     Military historian Patrick O’Donnell’s Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution tells the dramatic story of the First Maryland Regiment and the War for Independence. Known as Smallwood’s Battalion, the First Maryland…

Read the Revolution: The Internal Enemy

30 Sep 2016, Posted by Founding Franklin in Book Review

September 14, 2016 The Internal Enemy Alan Taylor’s The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 addresses the paradoxical and complex subject of slavery in a state dedicated to the ideals of liberty and freedom, yet that still enslaved two-fifths of their population. As…

Read the Revolution: Women of the Republic

30 Aug 2016, Posted by Founding Franklin in Book Review, Press

August 17, 2016 Women of the Republic First published in 1980, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America is now considered both a foundational text in the field of women’s history and a defining work for the history of early America. In…