Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Agrippa Hull : a Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation

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Basic Books, 2008 - 328 psl.
Friends of Libertytells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army. During the Revolution, Hull served Kosciuszko as an orderly, and the two became fast friends. Kosciuszko’s abhorrence of bondage shaped histhinking about the oppression in his own land. When Kosciuszko returned to America in the 1790s, bearing the wounds of his own failed revolution, he and Jefferson forged an intense friendship based on their shared dreams for the global expansion of human freedom. They sealed their bond with a blood compact whereby Jefferson would liberate his slaves upon Kosciuszko’s death. But Jefferson died without fulfilling the promise he had made to Kosciuszko-and to a fledgling nation founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all.

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A decent book that follows the lives of three Revolutionary War Era historical figures. The famous author and President Thomas Jefferson, the Polish revolutionary and adopted American hero Tadeusz ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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A sort of joint biography of Jefferson, Kósciuszko, and Agrippa "Grippy" Hull, a free black man who served Kósciuszko during the Revolution and went on to lead a successful life in Stockbridge ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą


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Gary B. Nash is Professor of History at University of California, Los Angeles, and author of over a dozen books, including The Unknown American Revolution. Graham Russell Gao Hodges is Professor of History at Colgate University and the author of numerous books and articles, including Taxi! A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver.

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