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Patrick Henry : first among patriots / Thomas S. Kidd.

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  • ISBN: 9780465009282 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 046500928X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780465028108 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 0465028101 (e-book)
  • Description: xiii, 306 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books,

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/HENRY (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Biographies Biography / HENRY / Kidd (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO HENRY, PATRICK 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody West Branch Adult Nonfiction NEW E 302.6 .H53 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/HENRY,P./K (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Summary: 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.
Subject: Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
United States. Continental Congress > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Virginia > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1789.