Roger Williams

Anyone browsing through a bookstore will notice the popular new biographies of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. No doubt many Americans are devouring these books in search of insights that the founding generation can provide into today’s political controversies and questions about national identity. If so, readers should also consider an often neglected founder, Roger Williams, and add another book to their reading lists—this biography by Edwin S. Gaustad.

 

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