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George Mason : Reluctant Statesman.

Author: Robert A Rutland
Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document's first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights. Fellow Virginian Thomas Jefferson said of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Rutland
ISBN: 9780807153420 0807153427
OCLC Number: 826856129
Description: 1 online resource (140 pages)

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George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document's first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights. Fellow Virginian Thomas Jefferson said of Mason that he "was of the first order of greatness."Few Americans who have served their country, however, have met with as little recognition. Essentially a private person who cared.

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