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George Washington and the Virginia backcountry

Author: Warren R Hofstra
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays explores the role that the geography and diverse inhabitants of this burgeoning area played in molding Washington's life, temperament, and politics. Written by authoritative Washington scholars - including John E. Ferling, Don Higginbotham, Robert D. Mitchell, Dorothy Twohig, Bruce A. Ragsdale, J. Frederick Fausz, and Philander D. Chase - these essays present the young leader against the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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George Washington and the Virginia backcountry.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1998
(OCoLC)605140904
Online version:
George Washington and the Virginia backcountry.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1998
(OCoLC)605282620
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren R Hofstra
ISBN: 0945612508 9780945612506
OCLC Number: 34515281
Description: xiii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of George Washington / Dorothy Twohig --
Young Washington's Virginia: opportunity in the 'golden age' of a planter society / Bruce A. Ragsdale --
'Over the hills and far away': George Washington and the changing Virginia backcountry / Robert D. Mitchell --
'A parcel of barbarian's and an uncouth set of people': settlers and settlements of the Shenandoah valley / Warren R. Hofstra --
'Engaged in enterprises pregnant with terror': George Washington's formative years among the Indians / J. Frederick Fausz --
A stake in the West: George Washington as backcountry surveyor and landholder / Philander D. Chase --
School for command: young George Washington and the Virginia regiment / John E. Ferling --
George Washington and revolutionary asceticism: the localist as nationalist / Don Higgenbotham.
Responsibility: edited by Warren R. Hofstra.

Abstract:

This collection of essays explores the role that the geography and diverse inhabitants of this burgeoning area played in molding Washington's life, temperament, and politics. Written by authoritative Washington scholars - including John E. Ferling, Don Higginbotham, Robert D. Mitchell, Dorothy Twohig, Bruce A. Ragsdale, J. Frederick Fausz, and Philander D. Chase - these essays present the young leader against the complex and changing backdrop of the West. As a whole, this book offers a fine and multi-faceted analysis of the environmental factors that influenced the development of America's founder. Individually, each essay demonstrates that Washington's story and Virginia's are the same tale - no where else are "place" and "personality" so closely linked.

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