The Resource Gouverneur Morris : an independent life, William Howard Adams

Gouverneur Morris : an independent life, William Howard Adams

Label
Gouverneur Morris : an independent life
Title
Gouverneur Morris
Title remainder
an independent life
Statement of responsibility
William Howard Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A plainspoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed civil liberties for all, a significant player in the American Revolution, later an astute critic of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris remains an enigma among the founding generation. This biography tells his robust story, including his celebrated love affairs during his ten years in Europe." "Morris's public record is astonishing. One of the leading figures of the national Constitutional Convention in 1787, he put the Constitution in its final version, including its opening Preamble beginning "We the People of the United States." As Washington's first minister to Paris, he became America's most effective representative in France and was the only diplomat to remain at his post through the Terror. A successful international entrepreneur, he understood the dynamics of commerce in the modern world. His remarkable grasp of public finance enabled him to draft the charter of the first national bank in America, and he became a partner of Robert Morris in managing the office of finance to pay for the Revolution. Frankly cosmopolitan, he embraced city life as a creative center of civilization and had a central role in the building of the Erie Canal and in laying out the city plan of Manhattan." "William Howard Adams describes Morris's many contributions and talents, his sophistication, and his wit, as well as his romantic liaisons, free habits, and free speech. He brings to life a fascinating man of great stature, a founding father who receives his due at last."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, William Howard
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.M7
LC item number
A34 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, Gouverneur
  • United States.
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gouverneur Morris : an independent life, William Howard Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52079678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780300099805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40009716956
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52079678
Label
Gouverneur Morris : an independent life, William Howard Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52079678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780300099805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40009716956
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52079678

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