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Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin, Bill Kauffman


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Автор: Bill Kauffman
Название:  Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin
Издательство: Eurospan
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ISBN: 1610171489
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781610171489
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 277
Вес: 0.272 кг.
Дата издания: 30.04.2018
Серия: Lives of the founders
Язык: English
Размер: 196 x 140 x 18
Читательская аудитория: Professional and scholarly
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: The Anti-Federalist Luther Martin of Maryland is known to us—if he is known at all—as the wild man of the Constitutional Convention: a verbose, frequently drunken radical who annoyed the hell out of James Madison, George Washington, Gouverneur Morris, and the other giants responsible for the creation of the Constitution in Philadelphia that summer of 1787. In Bill Kauffman’s rollicking account of his turbulent life and times, Martin is still something of a fitfully charming reprobate, but he is also a prophetic voice, warning his heedless contemporaries and his amnesiac posterity that the Constitution, whatever its devisers’ intentions, would come to be used as a blueprint for centralized government and a militaristic foreign policy.In Martin’s view, the Constitution was the tool of a counterrevolution aimed at reducing the states to ciphers and at fortifying a national government whose powers to tax and coerce would be frightening. Martin delivered the most forceful and sustained attack on the Constitution ever levied—a critique that modern readers might find jarringly relevant. And Martin’s post-convention career, though clouded by drink and scandal, found him as defense counsel in two of the great trials of the age: the Senate trial of the impeached Supreme Court justice Samuel Chase and the treason trial of his friend Aaron Burr.Kauffman’s Luther Martin is a brilliant and passionate polemicist, a stubborn and admirable defender of a decentralized republic who fights for the principles of 1776 all the way to the last ditch and last drop. In remembering this forgotten founder, we remember also the principles that once animated many of the earliest—and many later—American patriots.

Forgotten Franciscans: Works from an Inquisitional Theorist, a Heretic, and an Inquisitional Deputy

Автор: Nesvig Martin Austin
Название: Forgotten Franciscans: Works from an Inquisitional Theorist, a Heretic, and an Inquisitional Deputy
ISBN: 0271048727 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780271048727
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Описание: Examines writings by three early modern Spanish Franciscans in Mexico. Alfonso de Castro, an inquisitional theorist, offers a defense of Indian education. Alonso Cabello, convicted of Erasmianism by the Mexican Inquisition, discusses Christ`s humanity in a Nativity sermon. Diego Munoz, an inquisitional deputy, investigates witchcraft in Celaya.

Irish New York: A Rogue`s Gallery of Colorful Characters and Drunken Debauchery

Автор: McEvoy Dermot
Название: Irish New York: A Rogue`s Gallery of Colorful Characters and Drunken Debauchery
ISBN: 1510736484 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781510736481
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Описание: There would be no New York City as we know it without the Irish.

George Mason, Forgotten Founder

Автор: Jeff Broadwater
Название: George Mason, Forgotten Founder
ISBN: 1469642514 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781469642512
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Описание: 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 centre of the momentous events of eighteenth-century America.


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