The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will share her revelatory biography of Samuel Adams. In her distinctive voice, which has brought to life Benjamin Franklin, Cleopatra, and The Witches of Salem. Stacy Schiff restores this revolutionary to the pantheon of the most critical Founding Fathers on the 300th anniversary of his birth.
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” His cousin John Adams said that without him “the true history of the American Revolution could not be written.” Now Stacy Schiff, one of the few and most prominent women writing American history, reveals how Adams rose to become one of the most successful revolutionaries of all time. Don’t miss her illustrated presentation about the dazzling life of this American original and subsequent discussion with moderator Ryan J. Woods, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Presented by the American Inspiration Series of American Ancestors/NEHGS in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), Porter Square Books, and GBH Forum Network.