Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Volume 6 - The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy (Hardback)
  • Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Volume 6 - The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy (Hardback)
zoom

Portrait of a Patriot: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Volume 6 - The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy (Hardback)

(author), (editor), (editor)
£53.50
Hardback 460 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744-1775) left a lasting impression on those he met - for his passion in the courtroom as well as his orations in the Old South Meeting House, and for his determination to live fully, despite being afflicted with a disease that would cut his life short. Gathered in this, the sixth and final volume of the Quincy Papers, are Quincy's surviving correspondence, his essays for the Boston Press written between 1767 and 1774, and his 1774 pamphlet Observations, which was the culmination of his thinking and writing about the problem of balancing imperial authority and colonial liberty. He represented, as well as any of his longer-lived contemporaries, the difficulty of protesting British policy without turning on Britain itself, the uneasy blending of reasoned political discourse with a desire to denounce perceived injustice, and the quest to find a peaceful solution and yet reserve the right to use force if all else failed. In his attempt to define and defend American rights, he borrowed as readily from classical sources as modern, drawing on a rich philosophical and legal tradition that served him well throughout his public life. He well understood the power of the ideas that he mustered for political debate. That understanding also shows through in Quincy's other writings, from his law commonplace book and Latin legal maxims (in volume 2) to the journal of his 1773 southern journey (in volume 3) to his still-cited reports for cases argued in the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1761 to 1772 (in volumes 4 and 5).

This last volume stands as a companion piece to the first. There, Quincy's political ideas are discussed and traced, in part through Quincy's political commonplace book, compiled between 1770 and 1774. Here, readers can follow how Quincy expressed those ideas in the newspaper pieces and pamphlet that became an essential part of the debate over rights in the empire. Here too can be found his deep concern, expressed in letters from London to his beloved wife, Abigail, that he serve Massachusetts - "my country," as he called it - well, that he give his last full measure of devotion, if necessary, to the patriot cause.

Publisher: Colonial Society of Massachusetts
ISBN: 9780985254339
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 41 mm

You may also be interested in...

How to Ride a Bike
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Paul O'Grady's Country Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Ma'am Darling
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
Added to basket
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.