by D.J. Drewien
While a small number of colonial leaders who were present at the Second Continental Congress have become household names, many others have lapsed into relative obscurity. Button Gwinnett, a representative from Georgia who signed the Declaration on behalf of his state, can be considered one of these figures. In this historiography, a collection of forty-seven written sources provides insight into Button Gwinnett’s life and the role he played in early political life. Connecting him to many other important revolutionary figures, the tracing of ten major topics recurs persistently throughout the sources, including his ethnic background, his role in local and state politics in Georgia, and his rivalry with General Lachlan McIntosh. Throughout the expansive evaluation of these topics, focus on contradictory viewpoints can be found by comparing and contrasting the sources.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I currently reside in Medford, Oregon, and am working on my master’s degree in business administration. I have bachelor of science degrees in economics, business administration, and history, all from Southern Oregon University. I am the father of a wonderful son, who is currently five and a half years old. Every minute I spend with him is a delight. I wrote this book for my senior capstone for my history degree and did not intend for it to actually become a book, but once I started writing it, there was so much information to be compiled that the project became a book.
(2007, paperback, 398 pages)
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