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Author Robbins, Karen E

Title James McHenry, forgotten federalist / Karen E. Robbins
Published Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in the legal history of the South
Studies in the legal history of the South.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: BECOMING AN AMERICAN; ONE: "Of a Persevering Temper"; TWO: "The Commencement of Our Independence"; THREE: "The Events of War Are Uncontroulable"; FOUR: "I Gave Up Soft Beds"; FIVE: "Sorcery and Majic"; PART TWO: POLITICS, STATE AND NATIONAL; SIX: "Transition from the Military to the Civil Line"; SEVEN: "A Delicate Task"; EIGHT: "For the General Good"; NINE: "A Friendship Independent of Brotherhood"; TEN: "Not Wholly Lost to Ambition"; ELEVEN: "I Am Scarce Mistress of My Conduct"; PART THREE: SECRETARY OF WAR
TWELVE: "A Prudent, Firm, Frugal Officer"THIRTEEN: "Are We Forever to Be Overawed and Directed by Party Passions?"; FOURTEEN: "Mitigated Hostilities"; FIFTEEN: "I Must Be Allowed to Chuse"; SIXTEEN: "Referred to the General Officers"; SEVENTEEN: "A Paltry Insurrection"; EIGHTEEN: "I Have Always ... Considered You as a Man of Understanding and of the Strictest Integrity"; PART FOUR: RETIREMENT; NINETEEN: "To Retire to the Shades of Tranquility"; TWENTY: "At the Twilight's Last Gleaming"; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y
Summary A Scots-Irish immigrant, James McHenry determined to make something of his life. Trained as a physician, he joined the American Revolution when war broke out. He then switched to a more military role, serving on the staffs of George Washington and Lafayette. He entered government after the war and served in the Maryland Senate and in the Continental Congress. As Maryland's representative at the Constitutional Convention, McHenry helped to add the ex post facto clause to the Constitution and worked to increase free trade among the states. As secretary of war, McHenry remained loyal to Washingto
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject McHenry, James, 1753-1815
McHenry, James, 1753-1816
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1816
United States.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780820346311