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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hugh Howard; Roger Straus
|Description:||xiii, 354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The Colonies Unite: The Declaration of Independence --
The George Wythe House, Williamsburg, Virginia --
John Dickinson' s Poplar Hall, Dover, Delaware --
The William Paca House, Annapolis, Maryland --
The James Iredell House, Edenton, North Carolina --
The Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Marblehead, Massachusetts --
The Peyton Randolph House, Williamsburg, Virginia. pt. 2. A Time of War: The Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House, Cambridge, Massachusetts --
The Lees' Stratford, Stratford, Virginia --
Governor Hoplins House, Providence, Rhode Island --
Richard Stockton's Morven, Princeton, New Jersey --
Cliveden, Germantown, Pennsylvania --
Drayton Hall, Charleston, South Carolina --
The Ford Mansion, Morristown, New Jersey --
The Heyward-Washington House, Charleston, South Carolina --
The Schuyler Masnion and Farm, Albany and Schuylerville, New York --
The Silas Deane and Joseph Webb Houses, Wethersfield, Connecticut. pt. 3. The Federal Era: The Mathias Hammond House, Annapolis, Maryland --
The Homes of Governor John Langdon and William Whipple, Portsmouth, New Hampshire --
Amstel House, New Castle, Delaware --
Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina --
George Mason's Gunston Hall, Mason's Neck, Virginia --
William Livingston's Liberty Hall, Union, New Jersey --
The Deshler-Morris House, Germantown, Pennsylvania --
General Knox's Montpelier, Thomaston, Maine --
Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Virginia --
The John Jay Homestead, Katonah, New York --
Alexander Hamilton's The Grange, New York, New York --
Jefferson's Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia --
The Owens-Thomas House, Savannah, Georgia --
John Adams's "Old House," Quincy, Massachusetts.
|Responsibility:||by Hugh Howard ; original photography by Roger Straus III.|
This book takes us on an eye-opening tour of 40 stately 18th-century houses. We see the mansions of such legendary figures as Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Hamilton, along with the homes of many other signers of the Declaration of Independence or Constitution. With stops in each of the 13 colonies, the grand story of the Revolution emerges from individual domestic perspectives. These pages are peopled with the wives, children, servants, and slaves of the Founding Fathers. Homes overlooking the sea, in busy towns, or atop mountains reveal these patriots' tastes in architecture, furniture, and horticulture. The text is chock-full of fascinating historical details, from what George Washington ate for dinner to how Alexander Hamilton shopped for a bride. The result is a penetrating look at the private lives of the men whose ideas ignited an insurrection against England-and who helped create the modern world.
- Statesmen -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
- Politicians -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
- Historic buildings -- United States.
- Dwellings -- United States.
- United States -- History, Local.
- Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
- Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
- Statesmen -- Family relationships -- United States.
- Politicians -- Family relationships -- United States.
- United States -- Biography.