Patrick Henry by Jon Kukla audiobook

Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty

By Jon Kukla
Read by Paul Woodson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665143868

  • ISBN: 9781665143844

  • ISBN: 9781665143851

Runtime: 17.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Born in 1736, Patrick Henry was an attorney and planter, and an outstanding orator in the movement for independence. A contemporary of Washington, Henry stood with John and Samuel Adams among the leaders of the colonial resistance to Great Britain that ultimately created the United States. The first governor of Virginia after independence, he was re-elected several times. After declining to attend the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Henry opposed the Constitution, arguing that it granted too much power to the central government. Although he denounced slavery as evil, like many other southern slave-owners he accepted its continuation. Henry pushed vigorously for the ten amendments to the new Constitution, and then supported Washington and national unity against the bitter party divisions of the 1790s. He was enormously influential in his time, but his accomplishments, other than his oratory, were subsequently all but forgotten.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English