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The Mind of a Patriot - Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas (Hardcover) Loot Price: R376
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The Mind of a Patriot - Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas (Hardcover): Kevin J Hayes

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Kevin J Hayes

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"The Mind of a Patriot" presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual "child of nature." This was the view of Patrick Henry that William Wirt presented in his "Life of Henry, " and it has pervaded every biography since. Hayes presents a very different view of Henry. Starting with neglected pieces of evidence-the inventory of Henry's library-Hayes's unique perspective allows him to position Henry's life within the intellectual currents of the day. After the opening chapter, which shows how Thomas Jefferson's opinions of Henry influenced Wirt's depiction of him, the author traces Henry's life through his relationship with the world of books. Individual chapters examine Henry's education; his legal career; his use of books to improve his speaking style; his relationship to the antislavery movement; his use of books as a legislator, a farmer, and a father; and, ultimately, the place of books in his life during his waning years. In a lengthy appendix, Hayes reconstructs Henry's library, presenting a detailed catalogue of its contents.

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Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2008
First published: October 2008
Authors: Kevin J Hayes
Dimensions: 229 x 140 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-2758-9
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-8139-2758-7
Barcode: 9780813927589

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