The Resource In pursuit of equal liberty : George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania, Joseph S. Foster

In pursuit of equal liberty : George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania, Joseph S. Foster

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In pursuit of equal liberty : George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania
Title
In pursuit of equal liberty
Title remainder
George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania
Statement of responsibility
Joseph S. Foster
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
George Bryan's life spanned nearly forty years of Pennsylvania history, embracing the colonial, revolutionary, and postwar periods, an era that witnessed the transformation of the colony into a state and into one of the leading centers of the discussion of liberty and republicanism. Bryan's story is truly that of the American Revolution. Active in the resistance movement, he emerged out of the ranks of revolutionary politics to become one of the leading provincial and national figures during the war and into the postwar period. Bryan, a young, middle-class, Irish immigrant, arrived in Philadelphia in 1752 to pursue a career as a merchant. From 1756 to 1771 his mercantile business prospered, but a volatile market forced him into bankruptcy. At that point Bryan became heavily involved in the Presbyterian Church, which was embroiled in the controversy between Old Side and New Side factions in the wake of the Great Awakening. In this way he became involved in Philadelphia politics, as the Presbyterians were a viable political faction. The height of his public career came during the Revolution, when he served as President of the Commonwealth in 1778 and, thereafter, when he headed the Constitutionalist Party. Not since Burton Konkle's 1922 biography has anyone attempted to restore Bryan to his rightful place in American history. By working with many collections of primary source material beyond the extant Bryan papers, Joseph Foster has not only created the most complete portrait of Bryan possible; he has also placed Bryan in his historical context
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Joseph S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F153.B88
LC item number
F67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bryan, George
  • Bryan, George
  • Bryan, George (Politiker)
  • Politicians
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Politics and government
  • Politicians
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • Pennsylvania
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In pursuit of equal liberty : George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania, Joseph S. Foster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-190) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 197 pages
Isbn
9780271010748
Lccn
93006902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27641713
  • (OCoLC)ocm27641713
Label
In pursuit of equal liberty : George Bryan and the revolution in Pennsylvania, Joseph S. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-190) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 197 pages
Isbn
9780271010748
Lccn
93006902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27641713
  • (OCoLC)ocm27641713

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