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What So Proudly We Hailed

Author: Leepson, Marc

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Format:Hardcover

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What So Proudly We Hailed :

What So Proudly We Hailed is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. In this fascinating look at early America, historian Marc Leepson explores the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key. Standing alongside Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock in history, Key made his mark as an American icon by one single and unforgettable act, writing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Among other things, Leepson reveals:
* The mysterious circumstances surrounding how the poem he wrote, first titled "The Defense of Ft. M'Henry," morphed into the National Anthem
* Key's role in forming the American Colonization Society, and his decades-long fervent support for that controversial endeavor that sent free blacks to Africa
* His adamant opposition to slave trafficking and his willingness to represent slaves and freed men and women for free in Washington's courts
* Key's role as a confidant of President Andrew Jackson and his work in Jackson's "kitchen cabinet"
* Key's controversial actions as U.S. Attorney during the first race riot in Washington, D.C., in 1835.


Publishing to coincide with the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" in 2014,What So Proudly We Hailed reveals unexplored details of the life of an American patriot whose legacy has been largely unknown until now.

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Category   Subject
Poetry   Anthologies (multiple authors)
Biography & Autobiography   Historical
Biography & Autobiography   Literary

ISBN 13:9781137278289
ISBN 10:1137278285
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:234
Size:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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