John Laurance : the immigrant founding father America never knew / Keith Marshall Jones III.

Author
Jones, Keith Marshall [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] : American Philosophical Society, [2019]
  • ©2019
Description
viii, 391 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.

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This long overdue biography of English-born New York lawyer John Laurance (1760-1810) restores an important missing piece to the founding narrative. With verve and sweep, Keith Marshall Jones III lays bare the middling Cornish émigré's passage to Federalist America's governing inner circle. Essential to the telling are five wartime years as General George Washington's "courtroom Baron von Steuben" and battlefield father of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps. Laurance spoke as New York City's post-war pro-mercantile voice in the Confederation Congress, state legislature, and both houses of the fledgling federal Congress-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-373) and index.
Rights and reproductions note
British Library not licensed to copy 0.
Contents
  • Introduction: John Who?
  • Götterdämerung
  • Casting fate to the wind
  • Crossing the bar
  • An officer of the revolution
  • Washington's courtroom "Von Steuben"
  • Courtrooms as battlefields
  • "Then all the world would be upside down"
  • New York lawyer rising
  • federalist into Federalist
  • The congress of firsts
  • Federalist warhorse
  • Philadelphia story
  • A farewell to innocence
  • Judicial safe harbor
  • The senator from New York
  • Quasi-warrior in the "reign of witches"
  • Slipping the party harness
  • The consolation of wealth
  • Epilogue: Why John Laurance matters.
ISBN
  • 1606180827 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 9781606180822 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2019015099
OCLC
1099538808
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