Robert Morris' United States
Robert Morris of Philadelphia created many of the best features of the United States. His face might be carved on Mount Rushmore if he hadn't created one really bad feature, as well.
This volume has three contemplated sections, please see the left panel.
Robert Morris is a forgotten giant of American history
Robert Morris: Think Big
Describes his life and times up through the Constitutional Convention of 1787, almost every step of it a history of astonishing innovation and achievement; without him, we would have lost our little revolution.
Robert Morris and America
Discusses the evolution of his innovations for temporary fixes to urgent problems into general principles of running a successful republic. His ideas are still at work today, with credit largely going to others.
Robert Morris: The Dark Side
Describes his colossal fall from the pinnacle of success to the misery of a jail cell. This Miltonic Paradise Lost is responsible for his present obscurity. Most people are ashamed to praise his earlier achievements for fear of association with his later, self-inflicted, miseries.
- Robert Morris: Think Big Robert Morris wasn't born rich, or especially poor, but he was probably illegitimate. He had no recollection of his mother; his father, a tobacco trader in England, emigrated to Maryland and died rather young. It didn't take long for young Robert to become one of the richest men in America.
- Robert Morris and America Robert Morris was an energetic problem-solver. In solving those problems he devised some innovative solutions which have become such axiomatic principles of a republic and its economics, that his name is seldom associated with them.
- Robert Morris: The Dark Side The richest man in America suddenly was locked in debtor's prison, $12 million in debt. While in prison, he reduced that to $3 million, and got released under a new bankruptcy law he helped devise.
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