For the people, for the country : Patrick Henry's final political battle
John A. Ragosta (Author)
"In 1799, at the behest of President George Washington, Patrick Henry came out of retirement to defend the Constitution that he had once opposed and to thwart Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, whom Washington accused of putting party over country and threatening the fragile union. For the People, For the Country tells the story of how the most eloquent public speaker of the American Revolutionary era and a leading antifederalist during debates over ratification of the Constitution re-emerged on the side of the Federalists and once again changed history"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2023
xii, 286 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Introduction: "Every Thing Dear & Valuable to Us Is Assailed"
Patrick Henry's Political Philosophy: The People's Right to Govern
Patrick Henry, America's Leading Antifederalist
The 1790s: A New Nation Takes Its First Steps
The Alien and Sedition Acts: Jefferson's Dilemma and Radical Response
"A Constitutional Way"
The Crisis Dissolves: "The Earth Belongs . . . to the Living"
Epilogue: "I Know of No Way of Judging of the Future but by the Past"