The White Hart Speaker Series: Tom Shachtman - "The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution"

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library

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Book Launch!

Historian Tom Shachtman's The Founding Fortunes reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes.

Tom ShachtmanThe Founding Fortunes by Tom Shachtman

In addition to nuanced views of the well-known wealthy such as Robert Morris and John Hancock, and of the less wealthy but influential Alexander Hamilton, The Founding Fortunes offers insight into the contributions of those often overlooked by popular history: Henry Laurens, the plantation owner who replaced Hancock as President of Congress; pioneering businessmen William Bingham, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and Stephen Girard; privateer magnate Elias Hasket Derby; and Hamilton’s successors at Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and Albert Gallatin. The Founders dealt with tariffs, taxes on the wealthy, the national debt, regional disparities, the census as it affected finances, and how much of what America needs should be manufactured at home in ways that remain startlingly relevant.

TOM SHACHTMAN has written or co-authored more than 35 books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, a founding director of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, and an occasional columnist for the Lakeville Journal. Author image by Anne Day.

The White Hart Inn is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking.  Microphones and speakers will be used at this event. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250080875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 12th, 2017

Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781137278258
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 7th, 2014

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