Join award-winning author Dr. John A. Ragosta for this virtual presentation as he discusses his new book, For the People, For the Country: Patrick Henry’s Final Political Battle.
Dr. Ragosta is a historian, lawyer, and beekeeper living in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is currently a historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and a fellow at Virginia Humanities. He has taught history and law at the University of Virginia, George Washington University, Hamilton, Oberlin, and Randolph Colleges.
About the book:
For the People, For the Country: Patrick Henry’s Final Political Battle tells the remarkable story of how the most eloquent public speaker of the American Revolutionary era and a leading antifederalist during debates over ratification of the Constitution reemerged on the side of the federalists and once again changed history.
Much more than a fire-breathing demagogue, the Patrick Henry we encounter here comes to life as a principled leader of the young nation who believed above all in working with a government elected by the people, advocating for political change in “a constitutional way”—at the ballot box. A gripping narrative, this book will change long-held views of this great Founding Father.
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This event is FREE and will be streamed on Red Hill’s social media pages. Links will be emailed to you after registering.
This event is made possible by funding from Virginia Humanities.