The Resource Ethan Allen : his life and times, Willard Sterne Randall

Ethan Allen : his life and times, Willard Sterne Randall

Label
Ethan Allen : his life and times
Title
Ethan Allen
Title remainder
his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Willard Sterne Randall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a biography of the frontier Founding Father who led a daring attack on Fort Ticonderoga and almost single-handedly brought the state of Vermont into the Union
  • While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring 1775 predawn attack on British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, biographer Willard Sterne Randall challenges our conventional understanding of this largely unexamined Founding Father, documenting that much of what we "know" of Allen is mere folklore. Widening the scope of his inquiry beyond the Revolutionary War, Randall traces Allen back to his modest origins in Connecticut, where he was born in 1738. Largely self-educated, Allen demonstrated his rebellious nature early on through his attraction to Deism, his dramatic defense of smallpox vaccinations, and his early support of separation of church and state. Chronicling Allen's progress to commander of the largest American paramilitary force on the eve of the Revolution, Randall unlocks a trove of new source material, particularly evident in his portrait of Allen as a British prisoner-of-war, and reveals not only a public-spirited leader but a self-interested individual, often no less rapacious than his archenemies, the New York land barons.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randall, Willard Sterne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.A4
LC item number
R36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Vermont
  • Vermont
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (New York : 1775)
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Vermont
  • Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)
  • Vermont
  • United States
  • Vermont
  • Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)
  • Vermont
  • United States
  • Vermont
Label
Ethan Allen : his life and times, Willard Sterne Randall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
"The most unwearied pains." "A sincere passion for liberty" ; "The roughest township in Connecticut" ; "I experienced great advantages" ; "Any furnace for making steel" -- "Gods of the hills." "A tumultuous and offensive manner" ; "The greatest hassurds of his life" ; "No better than peddlers" ; "Gods of the hills" ; "The law of self-preservation" ; "In the name of the great Jehovah" -- "No damned Arnold." "Thou bold blasphemer" ; "I had no chance to fly" ; "Ye shall grace a halter" ; "A game of hazard" ; "A hook in the nose" ; "Clodhopper philosopher."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 617 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393076653
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011007522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668194891
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194891
Label
Ethan Allen : his life and times, Willard Sterne Randall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
"The most unwearied pains." "A sincere passion for liberty" ; "The roughest township in Connecticut" ; "I experienced great advantages" ; "Any furnace for making steel" -- "Gods of the hills." "A tumultuous and offensive manner" ; "The greatest hassurds of his life" ; "No better than peddlers" ; "Gods of the hills" ; "The law of self-preservation" ; "In the name of the great Jehovah" -- "No damned Arnold." "Thou bold blasphemer" ; "I had no chance to fly" ; "Ye shall grace a halter" ; "A game of hazard" ; "A hook in the nose" ; "Clodhopper philosopher."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 617 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393076653
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011007522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668194891
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194891

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