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A Companion to George Washington

Edited by: Edward G. Lengel
eISBN: 9781444331035
Print publication date: 2012


Subject History

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444331035.2012.x

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A Companion to George Washington

George Washington is a national American icon. A towering historical figure — both in stature and reputation — Washington has attracted generations of scholars while continuing to fascinate the modern public. Yet with so many scholarly and popular works available on Washington, could there possibly be anything new left to be said? The answer is an emphatic yes, with the ongoing publication of some 135,000 documents, many of them newly discovered, through the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents. Utilizing this treasure trove of new primary source material, A Companion to George Washington presents a series of original essays that shed important new light on the most enigmatic of the original founding fathers. Featuring original research from several top scholars and popular historians, readings examine almost every conceivable aspect of the great man's life, including Washington's youth, family, and education; his experiences in the French and Indian War; his views on slavery and the management of Mount Vernon; his military career, political career, and retirement; and Washington's enduring legacy for the United States. A Companion to George Washington offers modern readers and scholars alike a wealth of fresh and fascinating new insights into America's first founding father.

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Lengel, Edward G. A Companion to George Washington. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 18 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444331035_9781444331035>



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