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AuthorsLive \"The Founding Fortunes\" by Tom Shachtman
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Feb
05
AuthorsLive "The Founding Fortunes" by Tom Shachtman
Author and historian Tom Shachtman will be here to discuss his latest book "The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution."

Co-sponsored with the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich. Event location and address: The First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. This program is part of the RMA's weekly program schedule.

The book details how the Founders dealt with tariffs, taxes on the wealthy, the national debt, regional disparities, the census as it affected finances, the ratios of imports to home manufactured goods in ways that are startlingly relevant today. He makes the case that affluence played a greater role in the Revolution than has been acknowledged, exploring this theme through the activities of a number of wealthy individuals and pioneering businessmen, including Robert Morris, John Hancock, and Alexander Hamilton, among others.

In "The Founding Fathers," you'll read about how the disparity between social classes affected the Revolution and the ways in which capitalism's growth spurt in the USA helped more of its people climb the economic ladder.

Follow this link to read the Kirkus Review of "The Founding Fortunes":
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/moving-tales-inc/the-founding-fortunes/

And, if you are interested in learning more about the American political and social history that Shachtman discusses in "The Founding Fortunes," please visit this link to check out a staff-created list of additional reading: https://greenwichlibrary.bibliocommons.com/list/share/242705567_greenwichfiction/1565755469_the_founding_fortunes

The program is free of charge and all are welcome. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event through Diane’s Books.

AuthorsLive is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.


First Presbyterian Church
1 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Date and Time
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
11:00AM (America/New_York)
Until
12:30PM

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