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|| 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.
|| 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.