Lorri Glover is the John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in the Department of History at Saint Louis University. She has written extensively about early America, including Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries. Glover lives in St. Louis, MO.
Finalist for the 2020 George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award, presented annually by the South Carolina Historical Society An insightful account of an enterprising Southern planter matriarch. Eliza Lucas Pinckney's relations with the British Court, her family, and the enslaved people under her sway come vividly to life. -Flora Fraser, author of The Washingtons: George and Martha Glover not only recovers the life of a remarkable eighteenth-century woman, she also issues a challenge to the gendered narrative of the Age of Revolution. Eliza Lucas Pinckney would undoubtedly approve! -Carol Berkin, author of Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence In lively prose, Lorri Glover brings all of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world to life in this intriguing biography. -Ann M. Little, author of The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright In a stunning feat of historical biography, Lorri Glover recovers the world of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, an elite white woman whose complex life challenged the gender boundaries of her time. This long-overdue study enormously expands our understanding of both the restrictions and possibilities shaping southern women's lives during the era of the American Revolution. -Rosemarie Zagarri, author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic