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"What So Proudly We Hailed" is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. In this fascinating look at early America, historian Marc Leepson explores the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key. Standing alongside Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock in history, Key made his mark as an American icon by one single and unforgettable act, writing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Among other things, Leepson reveals: How the young Washington lawyer found himself in Baltimore Harbor on the night of September 13-14, 2014 The mysterious circumstances surrounding how the poem he wrote, first titled "The Defense of Ft. M'Henry," morphed into the National Anthem Key's role in forming the American Colonization Society, and his decades-long fervent support for that controversial endeavor that sent free blacks to Africa His adamant opposition to slave trafficking and his willingness to represent slaves and freed men and women for free in Washington's courts Key's role as a confidant of President Andrew Jackson and his work in Jackson's "kitchen cabinet" Key's controversial actions as U.S. Attorney during the first race riot in Washington, D.C., in 1835. Publishing to coincide with the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" in 2014, "What So Proudly We Hailed" reveals unexplored details of the life of an American patriot whose legacy has been largely unknown until now.", A fresh look at Francis Scott Key, the writer of The Star Spangled Banner, on the 200th anniversary of our anthem's composure, that reveals his profound role in the formation of the early republicFrancis Scott Key is enshrined in America's iconography as a paragon of patriotism on par with Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock-individuals who hold exalted places in early American history for performing one memorable act. For Francis Scott Key that immortal moment was writing "The Star-Spangled Banner" under the most dramatic (and unlikely) of circumstances: while witnessing the all-night Battle of Baltimore onboard a British ship in that city's harbor. But what happened to Key after that fateful night in Baltimore? In What So Proudly We Hail , historian Marc Leepson reveals Francis Scott Key's role in shaping the early American Republic. An influential confidant and adviser to the early American presidents, including Andrew Jackson (a close friend), James Madison, James Monroe, and Martin Van Buren, Key's home in Georgetown was a frequent gathering point for the intellectual heavyweights of the day. He was also a leader of the American Colonization Society, a national movement that worked to send freed slaves back to Africa-a movement that led to the creation of the West African nation of Liberia. The first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years, this is a fascinating story of a forgotten American patriot that makes plain his important legacy., Francis Scott Key is enshrined in America's iconography as a paragon of patriotism on par with Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock-individuals who hold exalted places in early American history for performing one memorable act. For Francis Scott Key, that immortal moment was writing "The Star-Spangled Banner" under the most dramatic (and unlikely) of circumstances: while witnessing the all-night Battle of Baltimore onboard a British ship in that city's harbor. In What So Proudly We Hailed , historian Marc Leepson reveals Francis Scott Key as a man of his time, full of contradictions, as a slave owner who fought slave trafficking and defended slaves for free. An influential confidant and advisor to Andrew Jackson and a close friend of Senator John Randolph, Key's home in Georgetown was a frequent gathering point for the intellectual heavyweights of the day. He was a leader of the American Colonization Society, a national movement that worked to send freed slaves back to Africa-a movement that led to the creation of the West African nation of Liberia. The first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years, this is a fascinating story of a forgotten American patriot that makes plain his important legacy.


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