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Author Ekirch, A. Roger, 1950- author.

Title American sanctuary : mutiny, martyrdom, and national identity in the age of revolution / A. Roger Ekirch.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.44 EKI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "The book is a triptych, beginning with the mutiny on the Hermione and the ensuing manhunt for members of her crew. The second section recounts the arrival of a handful of mutineers in the United States, including Jonathan Robbins, before examining in depth the political crisis that engulfed John Adams and the Federalist Party. The final three chapters focus on the election of 1800 and the protracted consequences of Robbins's martyrdom during the years of Republican ascendancy. As late as 1812, Adams bitterly complained that 'Robbins' was a scandal that ought to have been killed before it died of old age, ' 'a more infernal, wicked, malicious, unprincipled, deliberate, and cruel scandal never stalked this earth.' 'Indeed, ' he rued, 'I know not whether it be dead yet"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- Part One: Mutiny -- I. Men-Of-War -- II. Hand 'Em Up -- III. Dragnet -- Part Two: Martyrdom -- IV. Receive The Fugitive -- V. United States V. Nathan Robbins -- VI. Martyr To Liberty -- Part Three: National Identity -- VII. Siegnor Gallatini And His Gang -- VIII. Revolution Of 1800 -- IX. Nathan's Ghost -- Epilogue -- Coda.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1797-1801.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Hermione Mutiny, 1797.
Nash, Thomas, -1799.
Fugitives from justice -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Political refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Mutiny -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Martyrdom -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Asylum, Right of -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780307379900 (hardcover)
0307379906 (hardcover)

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