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Hamilton, Phillip

The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family

The Tuckers of Virginia, 1752–1830 Phillip Hamilton

In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph of Roanoke had reason to brood over his family’s decline since the American Revolution. The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship ties crumbling along with its mansions, crushed by democratic leveling at home... More