A review of the lives and careers of the seven Washburn brothers provides an abbreviated overview of 19th century American history, its politics, war, business, religion, foreign policy, presidential elections, as well as down home customs in the places where the brothers lived.
Titles of chapters are suggestive of cultural history:
Religion and the Washburns,
Into the Fire of the Times,
The Vagabond Prince,
Edging Toward War,
The Destruction of Reconstruction
Voila! Another Revolution!
The produce of this work represents twenty-five year of research of the family and Washburn descendants.
Author Webb, native of Maine, Universalist Minister, graduate of Maine/Connecticut theological school and university, served New England, Northern New York and California churches; historian, lecturer, researched for more than twenty years in preparation for writing five books and three dramas.