Friday, December 4, 2015
Review of Dr. Robbins's Book
Dr. Karen Robbins's book, James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist, was recently reviewed in the Journal of the Early Republic. McHenry was an important player in the American Revolution who had not received the attention he deserved, until Dr. Robbins wrote her biography. The reviewer writes: "This is an excellent political biography. More than that, it can serve as a model for anyone attempting a similar project. It is grounded in a thorough knowledge of the various McHenry manuscript collections and secondary works on Maryland and national politics of the period as well as the recent scholarship on race relations, the family, and class (in its eighteenth-century manifestation), especially the code of the gentleman."