The Resource The Cost of Liberty: : The Life of John Dickinson, (electronic resource)

The Cost of Liberty: : The Life of John Dickinson, (electronic resource)

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The Cost of Liberty: : The Life of John Dickinson
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The Cost of Liberty:
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The Life of John Dickinson
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eng
Summary
The Cost of Liberty offers a sorely needed reassessment of a great patriot and misunderstood Founder. It has been more than a half century since a biography of John Dickinson appeared. Author William Murchison rectifies this mistake, bringing to life one of the most influential figures of the entire Founding period, a principled man whose gifts as writer, speaker, and philosopher only Jefferson came near to matching. In the process, Murchison destroys the caricature of Dickinson that has emerged from such popular treatments as HBO's John Adams miniseries and the Broadway musical 1776. Dickinson is remembered mostly for his reluctance to sign the Declaration of Independence. But that reluctance, Murchison shows, had nothing to do with a lack of patriotism. In fact, Dickinson immediately took up arms to serve the colonial cause - something only one signer of the Declaration did. He stood on principle to oppose declaring independence at that moment, even when he knew that doing so would deal the "finishing blow" to his once-great reputation. Dubbed the "Penman of the Revolution," Dickinson was not just a scribe but also a shaper of mighty events. From the 1760s through the late 1780s he was present at, and played a significant role in, every major assemblage where the Founders charted America's path - a claim few others could make. Author of the landmark essays Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, delegate to the Continental Congress, key figure behind the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, chief executive of both Pennsylvania and Delaware: Dickinson was, as one esteemed historian aptly put it, "the most underrated of all the Founders." This lively biography gives a great Founder his long-overdue measure of honor
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Midwest
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Murchison, William
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Dickinson, John
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
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adult
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The Cost of Liberty: : The Life of John Dickinson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11614163
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multicolored
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MWT11614163
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11614163
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Cost of Liberty: : The Life of John Dickinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11614163
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11614163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11614163
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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