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Martha Washington : first lady of liberty

Author: Helen Bryan
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the wife of America's first president explores her true role in her relationship with her husband and places her in a period of social climbing, love affairs, slavery, and political triumph.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bryan, Helen, 1945-
Martha Washington.
New York : Wiley, ©2002
(OCoLC)606803665
Named Person: Martha Washington; George Washington; George Washington; Martha Washington; Martha Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Bryan
ISBN: 0471158925 9780471158929
OCLC Number: 49350512
Description: xiii, 417 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Twenty-five miles as the crow flies from Williamsburg --
2. "John Dandridge's daughter" --
3. A young matron and her family --
4. The widow Custis --
5. George Washington, his family and friends --
6. A twelfth night wedding --
7. Halcyon days --
8. Uneasy times --
9. Sudden changes and milestones --
10. "Mrs. Washington, a warm Loyalist" --
11. "I doe my dear sister most religiously wish thare was an end to the matter" --
12. "General Washington's lady, an example of persistent industry" --
13. "A dreary kind of place --
14. Middlebrook and Morristown --
15. "We look upon the Americans as already at our feet" --
16. A long time going home --
17. "Under their own vine and fig tree" --
18. "The General is gone to New York" --
19. "A state prisoner" --
20. Philadelphia --
21. "Duty and inclination" --
22. Transitions --
23. "Once more, under our own vine and fig tree" --
24. "No more trials to pass through" --
Epilogue --
A culinary lagniappe : recipes from Martha Washington's Booke of cookery and Booke of sweetmeats.
Other Titles: First lady of liberty
Responsibility: Helen Bryan.
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A portrait of the wife of America's first president explores her true role in her relationship with her husband and places her in a period of social climbing, love affairs, slavery, and political triumph.

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