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Patrick Henry : first among patriots

Author: Thomas S Kidd
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian Thomas S. Kidd shows how the fiery Patrick Henry cherished a vision of America as a virtuous republic with a clearly circumscribed central government. These ideals brought him into bitter conflict with other Founders and were crystallized in his vociferous opposition to the U.S. Constitution.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Kidd
ISBN: 9780465009282 046500928X 9780465028108 0465028101
OCLC Number: 701015460
Description: xiii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: If your industry be only half equal to your genius : Patrick Henry and backcountry Virginia --
The infatuation of new light : the Great Awakening and the parsons' cause --
If this be treason : the Stamp Act crisis --
The first man upon this continent : boycotts and the growing crisis with Britain --
Liberty or death : arming for revolution --
To cut the knot : independence --
Our worthy governor : Patrick Henry in wartime --
Virtue has taken its departure : the war's end and a new Virginia --
I smelt a rat : defending the revolution by opposing the Constitution --
To care for the crazy machine : reconciling with the republic --
Mourn Virginia mourn! : the legacy of Patrick Henry.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Kidd.
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