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The Resource Signing their lives away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese

Signing their lives away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese

Label
Signing their lives away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence
Title
Signing their lives away
Title remainder
the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence
Statement of responsibility
by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
923.2
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E221
  • E221
LC item number
  • .K54 2009
  • .K54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Signing their lives away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A clarification : the real Independence Day -- I : New Hampshire -- Josiah Bartlett : the signer immortalized on The West Wing -- William Whipple : the signer who fought for freedom with his slaves -- Matthew Thornton : the signer who led "The Nation of New Hampshire" -- II : Massachusetts -- John Adams : the signer everyone loved to hate -- Samuel Adams : the signer whose brewery went bust -- Elbridge Gerry : the signer who gave us gerrymandering -- John Hancock : the signer who signed first -- Robert Treat Paine : the signer who objected to, well, everything -- III : Rhode Island -- William Ellery : the signer who became the first U.S. President - sort of -- Roger Sherman : the signer who signed everything -- William Williams : the signer who was certain he would hang -- Oliver Wolcott : the signer who melted King George's heart (and then some) -- V : New York -- Philip Livingston : the prince of New York -- William Floyd : the signer whose home was turned into a stable -- Francis Lewis : the signer whose wife was imprisoned -- Lewis Morris : the signer buried in one of America's poorest neighborhoods -- VI : New Jersey -- Abraham Clark : the signer whose sons were imprisoned -- John Hart : the signer who slept in caves -- Francis Hopkinson : the signer who designed the U.S. flag -- Richard Stockton : the only signer who recanted the declaration -- John Witherspoon : the signer who was also a minister -- VII : Pennsylvania -- John Morton : the first signer to die -- Benjamin Franklin : the signer known throughout the world -- James Wilson : the signer who went broke on shady land deals -- Robert Morris : the signer who financed the war - and ended up in debtors' prison -- George Clymer : the signer whose homes were targeted by the British -- George Ross : the signer related to America's most famous seamstress -- Benjamin Rush : the signer who loved to gossip about other signers -- George Taylor : the signer who started out as an indentured servant -- James Smith : the signer who was coy about his age -- VIII : Delaware -- Caesar Rodney : Delaware's famous midnight rider -- George Read : the only signer who voted against Independence -- Thomas McKean : the signer who waited five years to sign -- IX : Maryland -- Charles Carroll of Carrollton : the last signer to die -- Samuel Chase : the signer better remembered as "Old Bacon Face -- William Paca : the signer who dare to acknowledge his illegitimate child -- Thomas Stone : the signer who died of a broken heart -- X : Virginia -- Carter Braxton : the signer who had eighteen children -- Benjamin Harrison : the signer who played Falstaff to Congress -- Thomas Jefferson : the signer who wrote the Declaration -- Richard Henry Lee : the six-fingered signer -- Francis Lightfoot Lee : the signer who lived in his brother's shadow -- Thomas Nelson Jr. : the signer who ordered troops to fire on his own home -- George Wythe : the signer who was poisoned by his nephew -- XI : North Carolina -- Joseph Hewes : the signer who worked himself to death -- William Hooper : the signer who feared democracy -- John Penn : the signer who taught himself how to read and write -- XII : South Carolina -- Thomas Lynch Jr. : the signer buried at the bottom of the sea -- Arthur Middleton : the signer also known as Andrew Marvell -- Edward Rutledge : the signer who delayed independence by a month -- Thomas Heyward Jr. : the signer-songwriter -- XIII : Georgia -- Lyman Hall : the signer who dragged Georgia into the Union -- George Walton : the signer who was orphaned, impoverished, abused, shot, and imprisoned -- Button Gwinnett : the signer with the $150,000 autograph -- Appendix : Text of the Declaration of Independence ; Time line ; The miscellany of independence
Control code
261176607
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781594743306
Other physical details
ports
System control number
(OCoLC)261176607
Label
Signing their lives away : the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A clarification : the real Independence Day -- I : New Hampshire -- Josiah Bartlett : the signer immortalized on The West Wing -- William Whipple : the signer who fought for freedom with his slaves -- Matthew Thornton : the signer who led "The Nation of New Hampshire" -- II : Massachusetts -- John Adams : the signer everyone loved to hate -- Samuel Adams : the signer whose brewery went bust -- Elbridge Gerry : the signer who gave us gerrymandering -- John Hancock : the signer who signed first -- Robert Treat Paine : the signer who objected to, well, everything -- III : Rhode Island -- William Ellery : the signer who became the first U.S. President - sort of -- Roger Sherman : the signer who signed everything -- William Williams : the signer who was certain he would hang -- Oliver Wolcott : the signer who melted King George's heart (and then some) -- V : New York -- Philip Livingston : the prince of New York -- William Floyd : the signer whose home was turned into a stable -- Francis Lewis : the signer whose wife was imprisoned -- Lewis Morris : the signer buried in one of America's poorest neighborhoods -- VI : New Jersey -- Abraham Clark : the signer whose sons were imprisoned -- John Hart : the signer who slept in caves -- Francis Hopkinson : the signer who designed the U.S. flag -- Richard Stockton : the only signer who recanted the declaration -- John Witherspoon : the signer who was also a minister -- VII : Pennsylvania -- John Morton : the first signer to die -- Benjamin Franklin : the signer known throughout the world -- James Wilson : the signer who went broke on shady land deals -- Robert Morris : the signer who financed the war - and ended up in debtors' prison -- George Clymer : the signer whose homes were targeted by the British -- George Ross : the signer related to America's most famous seamstress -- Benjamin Rush : the signer who loved to gossip about other signers -- George Taylor : the signer who started out as an indentured servant -- James Smith : the signer who was coy about his age -- VIII : Delaware -- Caesar Rodney : Delaware's famous midnight rider -- George Read : the only signer who voted against Independence -- Thomas McKean : the signer who waited five years to sign -- IX : Maryland -- Charles Carroll of Carrollton : the last signer to die -- Samuel Chase : the signer better remembered as "Old Bacon Face -- William Paca : the signer who dare to acknowledge his illegitimate child -- Thomas Stone : the signer who died of a broken heart -- X : Virginia -- Carter Braxton : the signer who had eighteen children -- Benjamin Harrison : the signer who played Falstaff to Congress -- Thomas Jefferson : the signer who wrote the Declaration -- Richard Henry Lee : the six-fingered signer -- Francis Lightfoot Lee : the signer who lived in his brother's shadow -- Thomas Nelson Jr. : the signer who ordered troops to fire on his own home -- George Wythe : the signer who was poisoned by his nephew -- XI : North Carolina -- Joseph Hewes : the signer who worked himself to death -- William Hooper : the signer who feared democracy -- John Penn : the signer who taught himself how to read and write -- XII : South Carolina -- Thomas Lynch Jr. : the signer buried at the bottom of the sea -- Arthur Middleton : the signer also known as Andrew Marvell -- Edward Rutledge : the signer who delayed independence by a month -- Thomas Heyward Jr. : the signer-songwriter -- XIII : Georgia -- Lyman Hall : the signer who dragged Georgia into the Union -- George Walton : the signer who was orphaned, impoverished, abused, shot, and imprisoned -- Button Gwinnett : the signer with the $150,000 autograph -- Appendix : Text of the Declaration of Independence ; Time line ; The miscellany of independence
Control code
261176607
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781594743306
Other physical details
ports
System control number
(OCoLC)261176607

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