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George Mason, Forgotten Founder

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In "George Mason, Forgotten Founder," Jeff Broadwater elevates the often-overlooked figure of George Mason to his rightful place among America's founding fathers. As a pivotal player during the American Revolution and a staunch advocate for individual rights, Mason's story unfolds against the backdrop of eighteenth-century America's most defining moments. From his influential role in the Stamp Act Crisis and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution to his authorship of the Virginia Declaration of Rights—often considered a precursor to the U.S. Bill of Rights—Mason's legacy is profound. Despite his significant contributions, his refusal to sign the Constitution, stemming from his strong convictions on political power and individual rights, marked him as a critical dissenter. This thoughtfully crafted narrative not only explores Mason's contributions to education equity, racial justice, and voting rights but also prompts readers to reflect on the essence of the American experience. Published on October 2, 2006, this book is especially pertinent for college students engaged in studies of political science and history, urging a deeper understanding of the complexities of early American governance and social justice.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press on October 2, 2006
352 pages
ISBN: 9781469642512
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