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James McHenry, forgotten Federalist

Author: Karen E Robbins
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2013]
Series: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Scots-Irish immigrant, James McHenry determined to make something of his life. Trained as a physician, he joined the American Revolution when war broke out. He then switched to a more military role, serving on the staffs of George Washington and Lafayette. He entered government after the war and served in the Maryland Senate and in the Continental Congress. As Maryland's representative at the Constitutional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James McHenry; James McHenry
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen E Robbins
ISBN: 9780820345635 0820345636
OCLC Number: 841212412
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; PART ONE: BECOMING AN AMERICAN; ONE: "Of a Persevering Temper"; TWO: "The Commencement of Our Independence"; THREE: "The Events of War Are Uncontroulable"; FOUR: "I Gave Up Soft Beds"; FIVE: "Sorcery and Majic"; PART TWO: POLITICS, STATE AND NATIONAL; SIX: "Transition from the Military to the Civil Line"; SEVEN: "A Delicate Task"; EIGHT: "For the General Good"; NINE: "A Friendship Independent of Brotherhood"; TEN: "Not Wholly Lost to Ambition"; ELEVEN: "I Am Scarce Mistress of My Conduct"; PART THREE: SECRETARY OF WAR ; TWELVE: "A Prudent, Firm, Frugal Officer"THIRTEEN: "Are We Forever to Be Overawed and Directed by Party Passions?"; FOURTEEN: "Mitigated Hostilities"; FIFTEEN: "I Must Be Allowed to Chuse"; SIXTEEN: "Referred to the General Officers"; SEVENTEEN: "A Paltry Insurrection"; EIGHTEEN: "I Have Always ... Considered You as a Man of Understanding and of the Strictest Integrity"; PART FOUR: RETIREMENT; NINETEEN: "To Retire to the Shades of Tranquility"; TWENTY: "At the Twilight's Last Gleaming."
Series Title: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Responsibility: Karen E. Robbins.

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