David H. Burton is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
An Anglo-American Plutarchby David H. Burton
An Anglo-American Plutarch emulates Plutarch by comparing and contrasting the lives of ten famous British and ten famous American historical figures. Each of the pairs is given an historical introduction, followed by interpretive essays on each of the paired lives, and a summary of their historical significance. Ten pairs of men and women are presented, the first of these treated is Benjamin Franklin who is seen as both American and English. Other pairs include: Conservative RevolutionariesóEdmund Burke and John James; Ardent AbolitionistsóWilliam Wilberforce and Frederick Douglas; Soldiers of FortuneóDuke of Wellington and Andrew Jackson; Indomitable LadiesóFlorence Nightingale and Clara Barton; Votaries of the LawóFrederick E. Pollock and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Sister ReformersóMillicent Garrett Fawcett and Mary Ritter Beard; Tribunes of the Working ClassesóJames Keir Hardie and Eugene V. Debs; Kindred SpiritsóCecil Spring Rice and Theodore Roosevelt; Opposite Numbers?óDavid Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson; and Great Men of the CenturyóWinston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.
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