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

Kidd, Thomas S. (Author).
Book Book (c2011.)
Description: xiii, 306 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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 Biographies & Memoirs/Henry (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/HENRY,P./K (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780465009282 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 046500928X (hardcover)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Citation: Kidd, Thomas S. "Patrick Henry : first among patriots." New York : Basic Books, 2011.

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