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The Resource The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton

The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton

Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington
Title
The widow Washington
Title remainder
the life of Mary Washington
Statement of responsibility
Martha Saxton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Biography of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother. Places her life as an orphan, a young wife in rural Virginia, a slaveholder, a widow, and mother to the first president in the context of the changing economic circumstances and cultural values of colonial Virginia and a young nation"--
  • Her son's biographers often paint her as self-centered and crude, a trial and an obstacle to her oldest child. Yet Mary Ball Washington had a greater impact on George than mothers of that time and place usually had on their sons, and she imbued him with many of the moral and religious principles by which he lived. The daughter of a wealthy planter and a formerly indentured servant, Mary was orphaned young and grew up working hard, practicing frugality and piety. She married planter Augustine Washington, had five children before his death eleven years later, and as a widow was deprived of most of her late husband's properties. Saxton tells the story of Mary's long, arduous life on its own terms, and not as her son's satellite. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saxton, Martha
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.19.W35
LC item number
S38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Mary Ball
  • Washington, George
  • Mothers of presidents
  • Widows
  • Slaveholders
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary Ball Washington : like mother, like son -- A child in the Chesapeake -- A generation of orphans -- Bruising the small spirit -- Mary, her kin, and her books -- Mary Ball, Augustine Washington, and Matthew Hale -- Wife and mother -- People and property at the Ferry Farm -- As sparks fly upward -- The widow Washington -- Single mother -- Mary's stewardship : scraping by -- Midcentury : a wedding, a murder, a family death -- Mary and George's Seven Years War -- Between the wars : kin, consumption, conflict -- The Revolution : a family affair -- The endless Revolution : wartime virtue, wartime woe -- Mary's war ends -- "You must one day fade" -- Epilogue: An uneasy afterlife
Control code
on1081339249
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809097012
Lccn
2018056295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081339249
Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary Ball Washington : like mother, like son -- A child in the Chesapeake -- A generation of orphans -- Bruising the small spirit -- Mary, her kin, and her books -- Mary Ball, Augustine Washington, and Matthew Hale -- Wife and mother -- People and property at the Ferry Farm -- As sparks fly upward -- The widow Washington -- Single mother -- Mary's stewardship : scraping by -- Midcentury : a wedding, a murder, a family death -- Mary and George's Seven Years War -- Between the wars : kin, consumption, conflict -- The Revolution : a family affair -- The endless Revolution : wartime virtue, wartime woe -- Mary's war ends -- "You must one day fade" -- Epilogue: An uneasy afterlife
Control code
on1081339249
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809097012
Lccn
2018056295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081339249

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