(Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 2001) Definitive guide to the places Patrick Henry lived and worked: available from the Museum Shop at Red Hill.
An accurate biography written at the fifth-grade reading level.
In the appendixes to this study of Henry's oratory, McCants publishes reliable texts for several of Henry's major speeches.
(1988-1993) This modern edition is the definitive documentary source for the ratification of the Constitution. Vols. 8-10 deal with Virginia. It supplants the following earlier sources for the Virginia convention debates of 1788:
Reliable and most recent full-length biography.
(1973-1983). Best complete documentation for the coming of the American Revolution in Virginia, 1763-1776.
Number of Volumes 7
Virginia Historical Society Documents, 9 [Charlottesville, 1970]). Valuable history of the American Revolution in Virginia written by an insider and participant who in 1786 succeeded Patrick Henry as governor. Attributes articles 15 and 16 of the Virginia Declaration of Rights to Henry's authorship.
Second volume of somewhat dated but thoroughly detailed biography.
First volume of somewhat dated but thoroughly detailed biography.
Valuable documentation of Henry's first three terms as governor, 1776-1779, selected from the state archives at the Library of Virginia. The papers from Henry's two terms as governor in the 1780s remain unpublished.