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George Mason, forgotten founder

Author: Jeff Broadwater
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: George Mason (1725-92) is often omitted from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated today, but in his service to America he was, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "of the first order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive account of Mason's life at the center of the momentous events of eighteenth-century America. Mason played a key role in the Stamp Act Crisis, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Named Person: George Mason; George Mason; George Mason; George Mason; George Mason, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Broadwater
ISBN: 0807830534 9780807830536 9781469642512 1469642514
OCLC Number: 67239589
Description: xii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
1: Retreat of heroes --
2: Our all is at stake --
3: Fundamental principle --
4: Most important of all subjects --
5: Growing from bad to worse --
6: Liberty and independence --
7: One of the best politicians in America --
8: Sanction of their names --
9: That paper on the table --
10: I am grown old --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jeff Broadwater.

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