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The Resource George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater, (electronic resource)

George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater, (electronic resource)

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George Mason, forgotten founder
Title
George Mason, forgotten founder
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Jeff Broadwater
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Language
eng
Summary
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, a document 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 concluded 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, Broadwater shows, went to the essence of the American experience
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Midwest
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Broadwater, Jeff
Dewey number
973.3092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Mason, George
  • United States.
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Electronic books
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
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adult
Label
George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710109
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710109
System control number
(MWT)MWT11710109
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
George Mason, forgotten founder, Jeff Broadwater, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710109
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710109
System control number
(MWT)MWT11710109
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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