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The Forgotten Founding Father


Author : Joshua Kendall
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2011-04-14



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Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified-and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.

John Winthrop


Author : Francis J. Bremer
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2005



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The first full-length biography of the first governor of the Massechusetts Bay Colony delves deeply into the life of this seminal figure in the formation of American society and culture.

John Morton


Author : Elaine C. Lillback
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2006



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Forgotten Founding Father


Author : Stephen Mansfield
language : en
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
Release Date : 2001



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For many of those who are even familiar with his name, George Whitfield is thought of as a preacher, a man connected with the Great Awakening in the 1700s. While this is true, it is only part of the story. As a student at Oxford University, he experienced a spiritual awakening under the influence of John Wesley's Methodists and immediately began tending to prisoners, caring for the poor, and preaching the Christian gospel. He met with astounding success, in time speaking to larger crowds than had ever gathered in the history of England. Whitefield became the most famous man of his age. His impact upon the American colonies, however, may have been his most lasting gift. In seven tours of the colonies, Whitfield preached from Georgia to Maine, calling the colonists to spiritual conversion and challenging them in their sense of national destiny. He befriended men like Benjamin Franklin, converted men like Patrick Henry, and inspired men like George Washington. Furthermore, when he learned that England intended to tighten her control over the colonies, Whitefield warmed his American friends in sermon after sermon and even accompanied Benjamin Franklin to make the American case in the Court of Saint James. Many of the colonists considered him the father of their revolution. Forgotten Founding Father captures the early struggles and international successes of this amazing leader. The result is a portrait of a gifted but flawed human who yielded himself as a tool in the hands of a sovereign God. Also portrayed is how important Whitfield was to the American cause and how much Americans today owe to him -- a story that will inspire a new generation with a past vividly and truthfully retold.

Richard Varick A Forgotten Founding Father


Author : Paul Cushman
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 2010-02-01



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The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Louis Xvi America S Forgotten Founding Father With A Survey Of The Franco American Alliance Of The Revolutionary Period


Author : Maurice Ross
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1976



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Our Forgotten Founding Father


Author : A. M. Bickel
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1997



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