Ancient Greece and Rome Meet Revolutionary New Jersey

Explore the Liberty Hall archives and early American newspapers to discover how John Kean, first cashier of the U.S. Bank, and William Livingston, New Jersey’s first governor, turned to classical Greece and Rome for inspiration. Our search reveals how revolutionary Americans charting a new nation’s future wrapped themselves in the mantle of a great ancient past.

Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Kean University

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