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George Washington's Mount Vernon : at home in Revolutionary America

Author: Robert F Dalzell; Lee Baldwin Dalzell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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George Washington's Mount Vernon brings together--for the first time--the details of Washington's 45-year endeavor to build and perfect Mount Vernon. In doing so it introduces us to a Washington few of his contemporaries knew, and one little noticed by historians since. Here we meet the planter/patriot who also genuinely loved building, a man passionately human in his desire to impress on his physical surroundings  Read more...
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Dalzell, Robert F.
George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)66906214
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Dalzell; Lee Baldwin Dalzell
ISBN: 9780199761050 0199761051
OCLC Number: 767671055
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; PART I: LANDSCAPES OF THE REPUBLIC; Patterns; 1. An Uncommon Place; 2. The Washingtons of Virginia, 1657-1757; Building; 3. A New Mount Vernon, 1758-1773; 4. "Things Not Quite Orthodox": George Washington, Architect; 5. The Third Edition-with Revisions-1774-1787; PART II: TOWARD DEMOCRACY; The Builders; 6. Slaves and Overseers; 7. Artisans; 8. Undertakers and Managers; The Uses of a Great House; 9. At Home and Away, 1788-1799; 10. To Give and Bequeath; Afterword: Redivivus, 1800-Present; Appendix: House-Building in Eighteenth-Century Virginia.
Other Titles: Mount Vernon
Responsibility: Robert F. Dalzell, Jr., Lee Baldwin Dalzell.

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