Red Hill Rediscovered: John Ragosta Book Talk
AboutJoin 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.
This event is FREE and will be streamed on Red Hill’s social media pages. Links will be emailed to you after registering