Governor Alexander Martin: Biography of a North Carolina Revolutionary War Statesman

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McFarland, 2004 - 242页
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An important colonial figure, Martin was the most powerful and effective leader from North Carolina for a quarter of a century. His contributions to the Revolution, and to government and education, among other topics, are covered here. In addition to serving as governor, Martin was one of five state delegates to the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, and was the first president of the University of North Carolina (the first public university in the United States).
 

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Foreword by Lindley S Butler
1
Preface
3
Martins Youth and Education in New Jersey
9
Martins Arrival in Salisbury North Carolina
19
The Unrest of the Regulators
28
A Move to Guilford County
35
War against the British and the Incident at Germantown
44
Martin as Speaker of the Senate and as President of the Board of War
54
The U S Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
110
Debate over Ratification of the Constitution
121
Elected Governor Again
132
The Development of the First State University
141
Washingtons Southern Tour and the Establishment of a State Capital
151
Martin as United States Senator
161
Martin Becomes Wonderfully Federal
173
Martins Final Role as Governor
186

Martins First Term as Governor
67
A Time of Peace Independence and Rebuilding
75
The Cession of Western Lands
90
Martins Personal Life at Danbury
104
EpilogueThe Final Resting Place of Alexander Martin
199
Bibliography
225
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