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Synopsis: It is not often that descriptions of historical events can be rewritten absent compelling evidence that those past accounts were somehow in error. But that is precisely the result when new-found court documents, presumed to not even exist, shed surprising new light on the involvement of Capt. Job Shattuck, one of the principal leaders in the event history has come to call 'Shays's Rebellion.' In Artful and Designing Men: The Trials of Job Shattuck and the Regulation of 1786-1787, Gary Shattuck (half-nephew, seven generations removed) delves deeply into the significant contributions made by this charismatic and well-respected veteran of the Seven Years' War, the Revolutionary War, and community member as he transitioned from peaceful town father to protest leader. Tried and sentenced to death for high treason, shocking new information provided during his trial now forces a reassessment of this honorable man's actions, resulting in the deserved rehabilitation of a reputation that history has denied until now.
Title: Artful and Designing Men
Book Condition: VeryGood
Book Description Printed; and Sold by R. Francklin, at the Sun over-against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-Street, London, 1720. Pp. [viii], 167, [5, contents]. 1 vols. 8vo. Anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic sermons preached by Synge, Chaplain at Somerset House, upon the following subjects:The advantages design'd for mankind by the Christian religion. A serious Admonition to the Members of the Church of England, deduc'd from God's Dealings with his People Israel. The fatal Consequences of over-much Wickedness; preach'd upon the Execution of some Gentlemen concern'd in the late Rebellion. God the Author of Peace, and wicked Men the Authors of Confusion. A Thanksgiving Sermon for the quashing the late unnatural Rebellion. On his sacred Majesty's happy Accession to the Throne. Seasonable Advice to seditious Male-Contents. The Advantages of good Government, and the Blessings we derive from the happy Revolution. ESTC T104929 (6 copies: BL, Bodleian, Cambridge, Boston Athenaeum, Columbia, Mass. Historical) Old sheep. Binding defective (boards detached), textblock browned, title page toned with small loss at bottom corner (affecting outer rule but not entering text). Fair Pp. [viii], 167, [5, contents]. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 252174