Richard Henry Lee
Originally published 01/29/2018
Review of Harlow Giles Unger’s “First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence”
James Thornton Harris
"First Founding Father" provides a well written, entertaining portrait of a man living in an exciting era, but doesn't explain the role of slavery in the creation of Lee's wealth or his politics.
Originally published 08/31/2017
Harlow Giles Unger
He was the First Founding Father – and he believed blacks deserved to be free.
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