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    Dr. Benjamin Rush

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free…

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    First Founding Father

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; from his call for independence from Britain in the Second Continental Congress to his…

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    American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked A Revolution

    Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration against the British collection of import duties was composed…

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    Lion of Liberty

    Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry was an early advocate of the the decision to declare war…

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    Lafayette and Washington

    A discussion was held about the relationship between the Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington. The Marquis de Lafayette wrote letters that urged France to support the Revolution, gave…

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    The Unexpected George Washington

    Mr. Unger talked about his book, The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life, published by Wiley. He argued that the private life of the first president revealed a warm, humorous, and…

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    John Hancock

    Mr. Unger, the author of the biography, John Hancock, talked about the political life of John Hancock of Massachusetts and about the influence he had as president of the Continental Congress…

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    Lafayette

    Mr. Unger discussed his book, Lafayette, published by John Wiley and Sons. The book is a biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French aristocrat who served as a major general in the Continental…

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