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First for Freedom

Williams, Maxville Burt

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ISBN 10: 0877160678 / ISBN 13: 9780877160670
Published by Moore Pub Co, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.A., 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This is a near fine hardcover first edition copy in red cloth binding in a white mylar protected DJ that is lightly soiled, dusty looking. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 032054

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Title: First for Freedom

Publisher: Moore Pub Co, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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FIRST FOR FREEDOM is an historical account of the people and events surrounding the Halifax Resolves. The first official act of independence by any colony is recognized as one of the most important documents of the American Revolutionary period. The date is considered by many to be the most important date in the history of North Carolina. It is one of the two dates that appears on the North Carolina state flag. It is also the date found on our state seal.Nestled in the flat land of Eastern North Carolina along the Roanoke River, the colonial town of Halifax was one of many in which the ferment of revolution for freedom was taking place. Men and women of like and unlike minds knew the shadow of war with the mother country was lengthening. They knew the likely repercussions if they asserted their independence.FIRST FOR FREEDOM vividly recounts the exciting events leading up to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves at the meeting of the Fourth Provincial Congress in April of 1776.The novel parallels the hardships and triumphs of a developing nation with the maturing of a fictional character, young Sam Pickett, who loves and eventually wins Josie Hamilton, daughter of an aristocratic Tory in Halifax. The novel deals with the importance of North Carolina's role in the American Revolution. The novel ends with news of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. It is a moving love story rich in the history of the Revolutionary Period.

About the Author:

Maxville Burt Williams is a resident of Enfield, North Carolina. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. degree in History and a M.A. degree in Education. For the past 28 years his book, FIRST FOR FREEDOM, has been produced as an outdoor drama in Historic Halifax. His second novel, STRANGE WIND FROM THE ROANOKE is a sequel to FIRST FOR FREEDOM dealing with North Carolina's role in the adoption of the United States Constitution. Other writings include the plays THE SCHROONCHERS, and THE SCHROONCHERS MEET THE FLIM FLAM MAN. Another one of his plays, TOLERATION, was produced by East Carolina University. He has also written a book of poetry entitled REFLECTIONS. For the past ten years, he has had a newspaper article in the paper each week.

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