Review of Harlow Giles Unger’s “First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence”
by 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.
by Harlow Giles Unger
He was the First Founding Father – and he believed blacks deserved to be free.
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