Historian & Author Tom Shachtman on “The Founding Fortunes”

february, 2020

27feb6:30 pm7:30 pmFeaturedHistorian & Author Tom Shachtman on "The Founding Fortunes"Gunn Memorial Library6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794

Event Details

Historian & Author Tom Shachtman 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.

TOM SHACHTMAN has written or co-authored more than 35 books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, and an occasional columnist for the Lakeville Journal.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore.

(Snow date Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 6:30pm)


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Gunn Memorial Library

5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794