|James J. Raciti|
August 2016: I want to thank my readers for following America's Revolutionary Voices since its inception. You may be interested to know that this blog has had more than 3,000 page views by readers in fifteen countries including the USA, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Russia, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, etc.
March 2016: Welcome to my new site, America's Revolutionary Voices. Here, leaders of the new nation and other important figures share their ideas, dreams, fears and aspirations with family and close friends. From these sentiments, in whispers or shouts among confidants, opponents or rivals during moments of triumph or despair came plans to fashion a young independent nation.
These include George Washington, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Stephen Girard, Thomas Paine, James Madison, James Monroe, John Hancock, Aaron Burr, Samuel Adams, Mercy Warren, Kitty Greene, Lucy Knox and many more.
I am a native of Philadelphia where I went to Girard College, Temple University and then continued my education in Europe earning two Masters Degrees (English and French) at the University of Grenoble in France and a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
I have three poetry collections, Charles, Dabs of Myself, and The Bird Chart Boy - which contains poems about my childhood at Girard. I have written and produced two plays, Invitation to Dawn (Hemingway's last hours) and The Song of Roland (The Black Crucifixion in Modern Society). I also have two theater scripts Tallahassee by the Sea and Dialogs Beyond still on the drawing board.
In 2014, I created a blog: Get to Know Stephen Girard. It can be accessed at www.stephengirard.org.
This present blog follows my research on Stephen Girard and is expanded to include most of the Founding Fathers. The history of these conversations is mostly factual, the relationships accurate, and the topics of the conversations are drawn from written documents; however they are not spoken as I have presented them. Where written documentation was not available, I have created the exchanges imaginatively as though I had heard them myself.
Please note that no attributions are provided with this blog. When this blog becomes a published book, there will be a bibliography of cited works as well as a section for extended notes.