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The Resource George Washington reconsidered, edited by Don Higginbotham

George Washington reconsidered, edited by Don Higginbotham

Label
George Washington reconsidered
Title
George Washington reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
edited by Don Higginbotham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Washington, heroic general of the Revolution, master of Mount Vernon, and first president of the United States, remains the most enigmatic figure of the founding generation, with historians and the public at large still arguing over the strengths of his character and the nature of his intellectual and political contributions to the early republic. These thirteen essays by the leading scholars in the field strike a balance between Washington's personal life and character and his public life as a soldier and political figure. Editor Don Higginbotham provides an introduction about Washington and his treatment by historians, and an afterword devoted to how the American people have viewed Washington, including the 1999 commemorations of the bicentennial of his death. --From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.G36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Higginbotham, Don
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • Farmers
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Présidents
  • Généraux
  • Agriculteurs
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Farmers
  • Generals
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
George Washington reconsidered, edited by Don Higginbotham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The English cleric and the Virginia adventurer: the Washingtons, father and son / Martin H. Quitt -- Washington and the colonial military tradition / Don Higginbotham -- George Washington, the British tobacco trade, and economic opportunity in pre-revolutionary Virginia / Bruce A. Ragsdale -- Interpreting George Washington's Mount Vernon / Robert F. Dalzell Jr. and Lee Baldwin Dalzell -- "That species of property": Washington's role in the controversy over slavery / Dorothy Twohig -- George Washington and revolutionary asceticism: the localist as nationalist / Don Higginbotham -- The republican general / Glenn A. Phelps -- George Washington, the West, and the union / W. W. Abbot -- The farewell: Washington's wisdom at the end / Joseph J. Ellis -- The final struggle between George Washington and the grim king: Washington's attidude toward death and an afterlife / Peter R. Henriques -- An uncommon awareness of self: the papers of George Washington / W. W. Abbot -- George Washington: the aloof American / Edmund S. Morgan -- The greatness of George Washington / Gordon S. Wood -- Afterwood: Washington and the American people
Control code
ocm44612979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 p.
Isbn
9780813920054
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00043503
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44612979
  • (OCoLC)44612979
Label
George Washington reconsidered, edited by Don Higginbotham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The English cleric and the Virginia adventurer: the Washingtons, father and son / Martin H. Quitt -- Washington and the colonial military tradition / Don Higginbotham -- George Washington, the British tobacco trade, and economic opportunity in pre-revolutionary Virginia / Bruce A. Ragsdale -- Interpreting George Washington's Mount Vernon / Robert F. Dalzell Jr. and Lee Baldwin Dalzell -- "That species of property": Washington's role in the controversy over slavery / Dorothy Twohig -- George Washington and revolutionary asceticism: the localist as nationalist / Don Higginbotham -- The republican general / Glenn A. Phelps -- George Washington, the West, and the union / W. W. Abbot -- The farewell: Washington's wisdom at the end / Joseph J. Ellis -- The final struggle between George Washington and the grim king: Washington's attidude toward death and an afterlife / Peter R. Henriques -- An uncommon awareness of self: the papers of George Washington / W. W. Abbot -- George Washington: the aloof American / Edmund S. Morgan -- The greatness of George Washington / Gordon S. Wood -- Afterwood: Washington and the American people
Control code
ocm44612979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 p.
Isbn
9780813920054
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00043503
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44612979
  • (OCoLC)44612979

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