The Resource Suspected of independence : the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker, David McKean

Suspected of independence : the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker, David McKean

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Suspected of independence : the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker
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Suspected of independence
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the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker
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David McKean
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Language
eng
Summary
The last signatory to the Declaration of Independence was one of the earliest to sign up for the Revolution: Thomas McKean lived a radical, boisterous, politically intriguing life and was one of the most influential and enduring of America's Founding Fathers. Present at almost all of the signature moments on the road to American nationhood, from the first Continental Congress onward, Thomas McKean was a colonel in the Continental Army; president of the Continental Congress; governor of Pennsylvania; and, perhaps most importantly, chief justice of the new country's most influential state, Pennsylvania, a foundational influence on American law. His life uniquely intersected with the many centers of power in the still-formative country during its most vulnerable years, and shows the degree of uncertainty that characterized newly independent America, unsure of its future or its identity. Thomas McKean knew intimately not only the heroic figures of the Revolutionary era--George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin--but also the fascinating characters who fought over the political identity of the new country, such as Caesar Rodney, Francis Hopkinson, and Alexander Dallas. His life reminds us that America's creation was fraught with dangers and strife, backstabbing and bar-brawling, courage and stubbornness. McKean's was an epic ride during utterly momentous times
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.M13
LC item number
M35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Suspected of independence : the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker, David McKean
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn937062313
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781610392211
Lccn
2016005686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)937062313

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