By Cynthia Van Hazinga
Gentry and gallows-bait,dreamers and doers — they were as various and turbulent a breed as ever came to the New World. They must battle with the green, unyielding land, they must deal with the spectre of slavery, defend against the Spanish and the Indians. They must, at last, be torn asunder in the Revolution, father against son, lover against lover, brother against brother. And above all, they must struggle with their own reckless, raging passions.