James Bowdoin II : patriot and man of the enlightenment /
Gordon E. Kershaw.
Lanham : University Press of America, c1991.
xi, 327 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0819180467 (alk. paper)
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Lanham : University Press of America, c1991.
0819180467 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-312) and index.
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Bowdoin has never had a full, book-length biography until now. ...Kershaw has filled the gap with a scholarly study of the patriot, his family, and his times.>>>>
Few scholars are better qualified than Kershaw to revive Bowdoin's personality and reputation.>>>>
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This is the first full-length biography of James Bowdoin II (1726-1790), a leading exponent of the eighteenth-century American Enlightenment, humanitarian, patriot, governor, and advocate of strong national government. Among the least known of the American revolutionary generation, Bowdoin faded from the public consciousness soon after his death in 1790. However, his lifetime achievements were significant, enduring, and multi-faceted, and this work is an attempt to lay bare the elusive personality of this highly complex individual.

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