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A pair of lawn sleeves: A biography of William Smith (1727-1803)
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A pair of lawn sleeves: A biography of William Smith (1727-1803)

by Thomas Firth Jones

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ISBN 13
9780801956539
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0801956536
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Called bellicose, drunken, dirty, foul-mouthed, venal, niggardly, spiteful and mendacious, nevertheless William Smith, born in Scotland in 1727, has also been called one of the greatest, if not the greatest, educators of the eighteenth century. Smith had his first taste of academic life when he entered Kings College in Aberdeen as a charity student aiming for holy orders. He left without orders or degree. He then became an impoverished parochial schoolmaster, but it didn't take the pugnacious and ambitious Mr. Smith long to make his way to London, Parliament and the Archbishop of Canterbury for a wage subsidy. The rest of this intriguing story is how Smith used situations and persons of his time to gain his ends after his arrival in America. Through a keen mind, a gift for oratory, sheer opportunism and unmitigated gall, he became the intimate of such as the Penn family, Benjamin Franklin, David Rittenhouse, and a persistent wooer of even the aloof George Washington's favors. Founder and nurturer of… Read more
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One America The History, Contributions, and Present Problems of Our Racial and National Minorities

by FRANCIS J., & JOSEPH SLABEY ROUCEK, EDS. BROWN

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One America: The History, Contributions, and Present Problems of Our Racial and National MinoritiesThird EditionEdited By: Francis J Brown and Joseph S RoucekPublished in 1952This book is a former library book and has stamps on the inside and edges. The book has been cleaned but may still have some residue from library cards. The book doesn't come with a dust jacket. Most library books are made stronger due to the fact that they will be used by more people than the average book. This book shows that it has been loved over the years! Please feel free to send any and all questions!
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