Mentoris Project Podcast: America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei with Author, Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Mentoris Project Podcast: America's Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei with Author, Dr. Rosanne Welch

Mentoris Project Podcast: America's Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei with Author, Dr. Rosanne Welch

 

America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei with Author, Dr. Rosanne Welch

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His loyalty lasted a lifetime…

Surgeon, merchant, vintner, and writer Filippo Mazzei influenced American business, politics, and philosophy. Befriending Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Mazzei was a strong liaison for others in Europe. Mazzei was Jefferson’s inspiration for the most famous line in the Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal.”

 


About the Author

Rosanne Welch is a writer, producer, and university professor with credits that include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, Touched by an Angel, and ABC NEWS/Nightline. She is the author of Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture (McFarland, 2017). She is co-editor, with Peg A. Lamphier, of Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection (ABC-CLIO, 2017).

Welch has also published chapters in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (I. B.Tauris) and The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color (Lexington Books, 2018), and an essay in Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology.

By day she teaches courses on the history of screenwriting and on television writing for the Stephens College MFA in screenwriting programs. You can also watch her TEDx talk, “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 63 in a series – Mazzei In Later Life

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“Still interested in philosophy, Filippo and his family actively involved themselves with new ideas in horticulture all his life. He was able to afford the upkeep of his homes due to a pension from Tsar Alexander of Russia who took over all Poland’s debts when it was dissolved in 1802. Though he never returned to his beloved Colle, he continued corresponding with his friends in the United States all his life, with Jefferson being the most proficient writer.”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 62 in a series – Back In Italy

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“Filippo kept busy corresponding with friends back in America and learned many good things about their lives. Fearing Flippo might not return to the States Giannini wrote with an offer to buy Colle, but Filippo did not choose to sell. Elsewhere in the area, James Monroe wrote to say he had finally been convinced by Jefferson to settle in Albermarle. Monroe’s new plantation, Highland, was but a half day’s ride from Monticello and Colle. Filippo wrote back immediately, rejoicing over plans for long conversations over dinners in their waning years.”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 61 in a series – General Thaddeus Kosciuszko

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“In Pisa Filippo entertained several Polish visitors as they came through, including General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who was not only a hero in the recent events in Poland, but of the American Revolution as well. The two had met over dinner at Monticello in 1776, when Kosciuszko had come to offer his military talents to the revolutionaries, read the Declaration of Independence and desired to meet and congratulate the man who had written it.”

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The Mentoris Project Book Trailer Featuring…ME!

Check out the new book trailer for the Mentoris series of novels on lives of influential Italian and Italian Americans that Douglas and I produced for the publisher.  I wrote (and recorded) the narration and Douglas did all the production and editing. On the main page the trailer appears below the fold, as it were — MentrorisProject.org.

All the Mentoris authors are proud of the work we’re doing in telling the stories of the men and women who mentored western civilization. From Cicero to Mancini (with my books on Filippo Mazzei and Giuseppe Garibaldi somewhere in the midst!).  If you need a good summer read, here’s a set of books to pick from – they come in paperback or ebook form.  It would be deeply appreciated if you bought a book – and shared the trailer on your socials!

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 60 in a series – Madame Lavoisier

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“Filippo said sadly, “I have seen many Assemblies, but none so lax as this one in France.” 

Madame Lavoisier, spoke in their defense. “Dear Mr. Mazzei, you are doubtless referring to some other Assembly than the one on which my husband sits.” 

She was not to be taken lightly. But as a woman she was not a member of the Assembly and so had her information second hand, through her husband and his particular bias.”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 59 in a series – Martha Jefferson

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“Living and being educated in Paris had done Martha Jefferson well, and by living in the ambassador’s home she had engaged with world leaders and learned, among other things, that there were countries that had made slavery illegal. “I wish with all my soul that the poor Negroes were all freed,” she said that night.

Filippo felt gratified as the conversation turned to talk of plans to set up their slaves as free tenant farmers when they returned to Virginia.”

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: Marconi and His Muses with Author, Pamela Winfrey [Audio]

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The Mentoris Project Podcast: Marconi and His Muses with Author, Pamela Winfrey [Audio]

The Mentoris Project Podcast: Marconi and His Muses with Author, Pamela Winfrey

Hosted by Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Meet Pamela Winfrey, author of Marconi and His Muses: A Novel Based on the Life of Guglielmo Marconi. Brilliant inventor, electrical engineer, and wise entrepreneur, Guglielmo Marconi was best known for inventing long-distance radio transmissions and the telegraph system. But his success wasn’t solely a product of his curious mind. Marconi attributed his prosperity to the people in his life who encouraged him to achieve his goals. 


About the Author

Pamela Winfrey is an award-winning writer and curator.

As a writer, she specializes in writing surreal plays for a thinking audience. She is especially interested in the relationship between theater, reality, science, surrealism and mental health issues. She has received funding from the Sloan Foundation and the Marin Arts Council and was a finalist at Arts and Letters. She won an award at the Method and Madness Festival in Denton, Texas, and her work received the Audience Favorite and Best Actress awards at Variations Theater in Manhattan. Her plays have been seen as far away as Toronto and Ireland. She was one of the founding members of Mobius Operandi, an electro-acoustic sound sculpture ensemble and performance company which produced five large-scale, walk-through, site-specific performance pieces in San Francisco.

As a curator, Winfrey represented the United States in the Interactive Art Panel at Ars Electronica (Linz), was the lead curatorial consultant for Emerging Artforms for Creative Capital, and curated more than 100 exhibitions, performances, artworks, and installations at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, where she is senior artist emeritus. She was the co-curator for the West Gallery, a gallery which explores human phenomena, and curated “The Changing Face of What is Normal,” an exhibition on mental health that was dear to her heart. She has a BA in theater, an MA in interdisciplinary arts, and is currently getting her MFA in screenwriting from Stephens College.

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 58 in a series – 4 Volumes Later

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“To refute a book that encompassed seven volumes, Filippo required a four-volume set, so many were the misrepresentations he found. When the book Historical and Political Research on the United States of North America went to the press for the long process of being typeset and printed, he had time to entertain friends in either his residence or at the ambassador’s residence if Jefferson wanted to make their deeper acquaintance as well.”

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Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 57 in a series – Setting The Record Straight

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“To occupy his time between business meetings, and to continue his support for the Constitutional Society, Filippo took up a task Jefferson had let fall fallow. A new seven volume book, published by Abbot Raynal, purported to tell all the real news of the European settlements in North America, but those who had actually traveled to the United States found it riddled with mistakes.”

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