Robert Morris's Folly

Professor Ryan Smith talked about his book, Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder. Known as the “financier of the… read more

Professor Ryan Smith talked about his book, Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder. Known as the “financier of the Revolution,” Robert Morris personally funded the continental army under George Washington and is one of only two founders to have signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

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Robert Morris's Folly

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Program ID:
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Interview
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2017 | 5:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 2017 | 11:12am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 18, 2017 | 5:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 19, 2017 | 11:12am EST | C-SPAN 2
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