Patrick Henry: American Statesman



Originally published in 1887, then revised in 1898, this biography of Patrick Henry is being reprinted to re-introduce this staunch defender of liberty and state’s rights to a new generation of Americans –indeed a generation of Americans much in need of hearing the echo of the words, “…give me liberty, or give me death.”

Patrick Henry was truly an American patriot. As the first governor of Virginia, he will forever hold a place in the American spirit. It is appropriate that this famous leader never held a national public office (though had many opportunities), for he was an “anti-federalist,” one who feared the federal system would become too powerful for our own good.

If Patrick Henry could speak today, he might be shouting from every mountaintop, “I told you so!”

Dispensational Publishing House is pleased to present this timeless piece of history. Perfect for students and history buffs, or those who are concerned about the power-grab that is often seen in national politics.

Patrick Henry’s life is covered from his earliest years to his last days in a thorough, readable, and enlightening book. Though the words were written over 125 years ago, and the man had finished his living 225 years ago (with a witness to his Savior in his dying breaths), this man and these words are a man for our time.


Moses Coit Tyler (August 2, 1835 – December 28, 1900) was, at the time of his death, Professor of American History and chairman of the Department of History at Cornell University. He was author of History of American Literature during the Colonial Time, 1607-1765 (2 vols, 1878; revised in 1897), and Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 (2 vols, 1897), along with numerous other important historical works.

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