Author: Brooke Barbier

Brooke Barbier received her PhD in American history from Boston College. She is the author of the newly-released King Hancock: The Radical Influence of a Moderate Founding Father and Boston in the American Revolution: A Town versus an Empire. In 2013, she founded and operates Ye Olde Tavern Tours, a popular guided outing along Boston’s renowned Freedom Trail.

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John Hancock’s Politics and Personality in Ten Quotes

Nearly every American knows the name of John Hancock, but often for little more than his signature on the Declaration of Independence. Hancock was one of the most popular men in eighteenth-century North America, winning people over with his style, personability, and generosity. These ten quotations offer a fuller picture of the character, political temper, […]

by Brooke Barbier