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George Washington slept here : colonial revivals and American culture, 1876-1986

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores George Washington's historical and present econographical meaning for America, as Revolutionary general, Father of His Country, first president, hero, and creator of a constitutional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marling, Karal Ann.
George Washington slept here.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)891416743
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karal Ann Marling
ISBN: 0674349512 9780674349513
OCLC Number: 17227884
Description: xii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Two prayers in the snow : colonial culture in the 1980s --
2. Teatime at Valley Forge : the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 --
3. colonial history domesticated : the restoration of Mount Vernon, 1853-1890 --
4. Architecture, ancestry, and high society : the uses of history, 1876-1893 --
5. George Washington humanized : the Inaugural Centennial of 1889 --
6. The colonial revival : heroic imagery for the American home, 1893-1924 --
7. Washingtoniana : biography, pageantry, and good taste, 1896-1924 --
8. Neocolonial politics : the presidency of Warren Harding, 1921-1923 --
9. Heroes, history, and modern celebrities : "Puritanism de Luxe," 1923-1929 --
10. Herbert Hoover and the cherry tree : modern mythmaking, 1928-1932 --
11. Popular history : the George Washington Bicentennial of 1932 --
12. A George Washington for all occasions : from the 1939 World's Fair to Superbowl XIX --
Notes --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Karal Ann Marling.

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Combining historical analysis with art history and cultural criticism, Marling has provided a lively new view of a hero turned into an icon. Karal Ann Marling �has� pulled together a rollicking Read more...

 
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