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The founders' fortunes : how money shaped the birth of America / Willard Sterne Randall.

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  • ISBN: 9781524745929
  • ISBN: 1524745928
  • Physical Description: x, 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- "The way to wealth". "A penny saved" ; "My constant gain every day" ; "Join, or die" ; "Who would have thought it?" ; "Tribune of the people" ; "Between two fires" ; "The child independence is born" ; "An ill-judged measure" ; "What more can they desire?" ; "Half of England is now land-mad" -- Breaking away. "Bone of our bone" ; "The prime conductor" ; "Improving our fortunes" ; "'Tis time to part" ; "Unpardonable rebellion" ; "Independence like a torrent" ; "A free and independent people" ; "Very useful here & much esteemed" ; "For a little revenge" -- "The crisis is arrived". "Discordant parts" ; "The pests of society" ; "For want of pay" ; "The most sordid interest" ; "Heaven was silent" ; "I shall not rest" ; "The impending storm" ; "Plain, honest men" ; "The dinner table bargain" ; "Clintonia borealis" ; "The best room in this house".
Summary, etc.:
"In 1776, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers concluded America's most consequential document with a curious note, pledging 'our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.' Lives and honor did indeed hang in the balance, yet just what were their fortunes? How much did the Founders stand to gain or lose through independence? And what lingering consequences did their respective financial stakes have on liberty, justice, and the fate of the fledgling United States of America?"--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Founding Fathers of the United States > Finance, Personal.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Economic aspects.
Pères fondateurs des États-Unis > Finances personnelles.
États-Unis > Histoire > 1775-1783 (Révolution) > Aspect économique.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions.
United States.
United States > History > 1775-1783, Revolution.
Genre: History.