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John Witherspoon and the founding of the American republic

Author: Jeffry H Morrison
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeffry H. Morrison offers readers the first comprehensive look at the political thought and career of John Witherspoon, a Scottish Presbyterian minister and one of America's most influential and overlooked founding fathers. Witherspoon was an active member of the Continental Congress, was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence, and ratified the federal Constitution. During his tenure as president  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Morrison, Jeffry H., 1961-
John Witherspoon and the founding of the American republic.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)645951318
Named Person: John Witherspoon; John Witherspoon; John Witherspoon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffry H Morrison
ISBN: 0268034850 9780268034856
OCLC Number: 57965720
Description: xv, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Forgotten founder --
"The public interest of religion" : virtue, religion, and the republic --
"Plain common sense" : educating patriots at Princeton --
"An animated Son of Liberty" : revolution --
"An equal republican constitution" : confederation, union, and nationhood --
John Witherspoon and early American political thought --
Appendix A. Witherspoon and the debate in Congress on independence, July 1776 --
Appendix B. Dating the "Sermon delivered at a public thanksgiving after peace," 1782.
Responsibility: Jeffry H. Morrison.
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A comprehensive look at the political thought and career of John Witherspoon - a Scottish Presbyterian minister and one of America's most influential and overlooked founding fathers. He was an active  Read more...

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