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Founding Fortunes

Presented by Newport Historical Society at Newport Historical Society, Newport RI

Mar 26 2020
Founding Fortunes

Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with author Tom Schachtman on The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:30pm at 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI.

Schachtman makes the case as to how the disparity between social classes affected the Revolution, and the ways in which capitalism’s growth spurt in the new United States of America helped more of its people climb the economic ladder.  Today, when some question whether the Founding Fathers are still relevant and their economic wisdom is still valid, Schachtman’s book answers ‘yes’ and shows us why.

“It’s a compelling and important story, told well and at the right time, and

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