The Resource George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater

George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater

Label
George Mason, forgotten founder
Title
George Mason, forgotten founder
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Broadwater
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 American Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution. He is perhaps best known as author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, often hailed as the model for the Bill of Rights. As a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Mason influenced the emerging Constitution on point after point. Yet when he was rebuffed in his efforts to add a bill of rights and felt the document did too little to protect the interests of the South, he refused to sign the final draft. Broadwater argues that Mason's recalcitrance was not the act of an isolated dissenter; rather, it emerged from the ideology of the American Revolution. Mason's concerns about the abuse of political power went to the essence of the American experience
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T500 This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Dewey number
973.3092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.M45
LC item number
B76 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater
Publication
Note
Not all images are available in electronic version
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Retreat of Heroes -- Our All Is At Stake -- The Fundamental Principle -- The Most Important of All Subjects -- Growing From Bad to Worse -- Liberty and Independence -- One of the Best Politicians in America -- The Sanction of Their Names -- That Paper on the Table -- I Am Grown Old
Control code
ocn793521639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807830536
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61ghw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33280654
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793521639
  • ebsco0807877395

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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