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By Jeff Broadwater

ISBN-10: 0807830534

ISBN-13: 9780807830536

ISBN-10: 1469642514

ISBN-13: 9781469642512

George Mason (1725-92) is usually passed over from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated at the present time, yet in his carrier to the US he was once, within the phrases of Thomas Jefferson, "of the 1st order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater presents a complete account of Mason's lifestyles on the middle of the momentous occasions of eighteenth-century the US.

Mason performed a key position within the Stamp Act main issue, the yank Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first country structure. he's probably most sensible referred to as writer of the Virginia assertion of Rights, a record frequently hailed because the version for the invoice of Rights.

As a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional conference in Philadelphia, Mason inspired the rising structure on aspect after element. but while he used to be rebuffed in his efforts so as to add a invoice of rights and concluded the record did too little to guard the pursuits of the South, he refused to signal the ultimate draft. Broadwater argues that Mason's recalcitrance used to be no longer the act of an remoted dissenter; really, it emerged from the ideology of the yankee Revolution. Mason's issues in regards to the abuse of political strength, Broadwater exhibits, went to the essence of the yankee experience.

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