An Independence Day Talk at St. Paul’s National Historic Site

On Thursday, July 3, I’ll be discussing the weird political turmoil behind the decision to declare American independence in July of 1776 — and I’ll be signing books.

The event will be held at the beautiful St. Paul’s Church, a National Historic Site, in Mount Vernon, New York, at 7:00 PM. Admission is free.


3 thoughts on “An Independence Day Talk at St. Paul’s National Historic Site

  1. Love your books, Bill. Read three of them. My brother just read Founding Finance, too.

    I just started reading American Aurora, by Richard N. Rosenfeld.

    Are you familiar with it? Any comments on it? It’s about 900 pages long so it took some time for me to commit to it, but I’m getting propelled through it now that I’m getting accustomed to the 1798 language.

    Wish the best to you at your signing. You deserve it.

    Unfortunately, I’m not in the neighborhood.

  2. Hello Bill,

    I’m through 800 pages of American Aurora.
    There is so much of today in this book, focusing on stories related to sedition laws and First Amendment issues.

    I can imagine someone of your writing ability making a screenplay from this book as a contemporary work. I think the Federalists dressed and speaking in today’s styles and language would be seen in a new light if their malevolent antics were made accessible to the general public.

    The book has received high praise from Pulitzer winning historians, so you wouldn’t be out on the fringe all by yourself.

    But what do I know? It’s just a suggestion.

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