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Hayes, Kevin J
The mind of a patriot : Patrick Henry and the world of ideas / Kevin J. Hayes
Alternate Title Patrick Henry and the world of ideas
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E302.6.H5 H38 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799 -- Books and reading
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799 -- Library
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Physical Description 184 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-169) and index
Contents How Thomas Jefferson understood Patrick Henry -- What the catalogue says about Henry's education -- The law -- The sound of liberty -- The discourse of freedom -- Swords into ploughshares -- Odd volumes, but good books -- Appendix : the catalogue of the Red Hill library
Summary This title presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual 'child of nature'. Individual chapters of this book examine Henry's education, his legal career, his use of books to improve his speaking style, his relationship to the antislavery movement, and much more

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