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The Resource Writings, George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel]

Writings, George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel]

Label
Writings
Title
Writings
Statement of responsibility
George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel]
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This one-volume collection - the most extensive and authoritative ever published - covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, and other writings
  • Among the early writings included are the journal Washington kept at age 16 while surveying the Shenandoah Valley frontier and his dramatic account of the winter journey he made through the Pennsylvania wilderness in 1753 while on a diplomatic mission
  • Some two dozen letters written during the French and Indian War, including first-hand accounts of the controversial forest skirmish that began hostilities and of Braddock's bloody defeat, record Washington's early encounters with the harsh challenges of military command. An extensive selection of letters, orders, and addresses from the Revolutionary War record Washington's determined leadership of the Continental Army through years of defeat and deprivation
  • Letters from the Confederation period (1783-1789) show Washington's pleasure at returning to Mount Vernon, his continued interest in Western land speculation and river navigation, his growing concern with the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and his role in the framing and ratification of the Constitution
  • The writings from his two terms as president show how Washington strove to establish enduring republican institutions, to build public trust in the new government, to avoid the divisions of party and faction, and to maintain American neutrality during the war between Britain and Revolutionary France. Also included in the volume are letters revealing his close and careful management of Mount Vernon and his evolving attitudes toward slavery
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.72
LC item number
1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
91
Label
Writings, George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel]
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1076-1127) 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
  • The colonial period, 1747-1775
  • Commander of the Continental Army, 1775-1783
  • The confederation period, 1783-1789
  • President, 1789-1797
  • Retirement, 1797-1799
Control code
ocm34989963
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 1149 pages
Isbn
9781883011239
Lccn
96009665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34989963
Label
Writings, George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel]
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1076-1127) 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
  • The colonial period, 1747-1775
  • Commander of the Continental Army, 1775-1783
  • The confederation period, 1783-1789
  • President, 1789-1797
  • Retirement, 1797-1799
Control code
ocm34989963
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 1149 pages
Isbn
9781883011239
Lccn
96009665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34989963

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