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The mind of a patriot : Patrick Henry and the world of ideas

Author: Kevin J Hayes
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual 'child of nature'. Individual chapters of this book examine Henry's education, his legal career, his use of books to improve his speaking style, his relationship to the antislavery movement, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hayes, Kevin J.
Mind of a patriot.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008
(OCoLC)655246400
Named Person: Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Hayes
ISBN: 9780813927589 0813927587
OCLC Number: 212375940
Description: 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How Thomas Jefferson understood Patrick Henry --
What the catalogue says about Henry's education --
The law --
The sound of liberty --
The discourse of freedom --
Swords into ploughshares --
Odd volumes, but good books --
Appendix : the catalogue of the Red Hill library.
Responsibility: Kevin J. Hayes.
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Shows how Thomas Jefferson's opinions of Patrick Henry influenced William Wirt's depiction of him. This book traces Henry's life through his relationship with the world of books. It examines Henry's  Read more...

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"No previous work has seriously examined Henry's library and the role it played in Henry's life. Hayes's book stands alone." - John P. Kaminski, University of Wisconsin, Madison, editor of The Read more...

 
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