Historian & Author Tom Shachtman on The Founding FortunesThursday February 27, 2020
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Historian & Author Tom Shachtman’s will offer a visual presentation & signing on his most recent publication, The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution. 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 and provides a riveting history of economic patriotism that still resonates today.
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 and insightful. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore.
(Snow date Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 6:30pm)
Location: Wykeham Room
to go to the Gunn Memorial Library & Museum