With the supply of unbiographied Founding Fathers running thin, Gary Nash and Russell Gao Hodges dig deep for a warm, unexpected survey of three late-18th-century men — the famous (Thomas Jefferson), the forgotten (Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Ko´ciuszko), and the unknown (Agrippa Hull, Ko´ciuszko’s free black orderly). The real focus is slavery, as Jefferson breaks his pledge to Ko´ciuszko to free his Virginia slaves. As a triple bio, Friends of Liberty is slightly forced. But as a study of three very different lives in the context of liberty and bondage, it’s a gem: a truly new perspective on America’s birth. B+
Friends of Liberty With the supply of unbiographied Founding Fathers running thin, Gary Nash and Russell Gao Hodges dig deep for a warm, unexpected survey of three late...Friends of LibertyNonfiction, HistoryGraham Russell Gao Hodges, Gary Nash With the supply of unbiographied Founding Fathers running thin, Gary Nash and Russell Gao Hodges dig deep for a warm, unexpected survey of three late...2008-03-21Basic
Genre: Nonfiction, History; Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Gary Nash; Publisher: Basic
Posted March 21 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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