Seven Virginians: The Men Who Shaped Our Republic (Hardcover)

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Seven Virginians, the culmination of a lifetime of erudition by one of America's leading historians, reveals the integral role played by seven major Virginians before, during, and after the American Revolution: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, George Mason, Patrick Henry, and John Marshall.

Most accounts of the founding generation focus only on the activities of the "big three"--Washington, Jefferson, and Madison--but Boles incorporates the key contributions of these other four important figures to the political and legal structures that govern the United States to this day. At the same time, Boles is clear-eyed about the Revolutionary generation's problems and their fading from the scene, inaugurating the beginnings of Virginia's political decline in the early nineteenth century. In so doing, Boles provides the crucial Virginian piece to the ongoing reevaluation of the United States' founding moment.

About the Author

John B. Boles is the William P. Hobby Emeritus Professor of History at Rice University, former editor (1983-2013) of the Journal of Southern History, a former president of the Southern Historical Association, and author of Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813949093
ISBN-10: 0813949092
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 408
Language: English