The Demosthenes of His Age
Accounts of Patrick Henry's Oratory by His Contemporaries
by Mark Couvillon
Historian Mark Couvillon has collected close to one hundred eyewitness accounts on Patrick Henry’ eloquence, which allows the reader to see what Henry’s friends, associates, impartial observers, and political enemies, thought of him as both an orator and statesman. In addition to what these remarks reveal about Henry’s declamatory powers, they also shed light on the position he took on some of the most important issues of his day, including the Stamp Act, the battle over the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and the divisive Alien & Sedition Acts.
Soft cover, 5" x 8 ½”