Book: Forefathers & Founding Fathers by Michael Gorton
categories: Book, Colonial America, Founding Fathers, Anne Hutchinson, Samuel Gorton, Rhode Island, Pequot War, Miantonomo, Pilgrim, Puritan, Religious Freedom, Historical Fiction
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Michael Gorton about this book: I started writing this book with the belief that I was writing a story about a forefather, who was a known and disliked derelict in early colonial America. With significant research, I learned that Samuel Gorton was indeed hated and ostracized for his beliefs. What did he believe that made him a pariah in the Boston, Plymouth and Portsmouth colonies? He believed in freedom of religion, civil democracy, equal rights for women, abolition of slavery and fair treatment of the native American Indians. Samuel Gorton was one of the first colonial Americans to spend a lifetime fighting for ideals that would ultimately be adopted by the founding fathers of America. This book is the story of the Forefathers to America's Founding Fathers.
The cover of this book shows three forefathers to the Founding fathers, and a drop of blood from the abuse and hatred they endured. From that drop of blood, a sprout begins to grow, which ultimately leads to the American Revolution. Although virtually unknown, Samuel Gorton and the generations of his children would continue to have a positive impact on the formation of this nation right up to modern times.
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