By Edward G. Lengel
Using new basic resource fabric from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary modifying venture devoted to the transcription and e-book of unique files, A better half to George Washington encompasses a selection of unique readings from students and well known historians that shed new gentle on all points of the lifetime of George Washington.
- Provides readers with new insights into formerly overlooked points of Washington's lifestyles
- Features unique essays from best students and well known historians
- Based on new examine from hundreds of thousands of formerly unpublished letters to and from Washington
Chapter 1 The formative years of George Washington (pages 1–14): Jessica E. Brunelle
Chapter 2 The not likely luck of a Provincial Surveyor: George Washington reveals popularity within the American Frontier, 1749–1754 (pages 15–31): Jason E. Farr
Chapter three Treating American Indians as ‘Slaves’, ‘Dogs’, and undesirable Allies: George Washington, Edward Braddock, and the effect of Ethnocentrism and Diplomatic Pragmatism in Ohio Valley army family members, 1753–1755 (pages 32–52): John ok. Rowland
Chapter four A Provincial is going to struggle: George Washington and the Virginia Regiment, August 1755–January 1759 (pages 53–69): Peter C. Luebke
Chapter five Entrepreneur (pages 70–85): Dennis J. Pogue
Chapter 6 George Washington and His relations (pages 86–103): Patricia Brady
Chapter 7 Washington and Slavery (pages 104–120): L. Scott Philyaw
Chapter eight “What demeanour of guy I Am”: The Political occupation of George Washington ahead of the Revolution (pages 121–136): Taylor Stoermer
Chapter nine George Washington and the Siege of Boston (pages 137–152): Robert J. Allison
Chapter 10 George Washington at ny: The crusade of 1776 (pages 153–172): Barnet Schecter
Chapter eleven The Crossing: The Trenton and Princeton crusade of 1776–1777 (pages 173–189): Stuart Leibiger
Chapter 12 George Washington and the Philadelphia crusade 1777 (pages 190–208): Thomas J. McGuire
Chapter thirteen Washington at Valley Forge (pages 209–225): Mary Stockwell
Chapter 14 The Politics of conflict: Washington, the military, and the Monmouth crusade (pages 226–244): Mark Edward Lender
Chapter 15 “The such a lot limitless self assurance in his knowledge & Judgement”: Washington as Commander in leader within the First Years of the French Alliance (pages 245–265): Benjamin L. Huggins
Chapter sixteen Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown crusade of 1781 (pages 266–287): Robert A. Selig
Chapter 17 “High Time for Peace”: George Washington and the shut of the yank Revolution (pages 288–301): William M. Fowler
Chapter 18 George Washington's army (pages 302–319): John B. Hattendorf
Chapter 19 Washington's Irregulars (pages 320–343): John W. Hall
Chapter 20 George Washington Spymaster (pages 344–357): John A. Nagy
Chapter 21 Administrator in leader (pages 358–377): Cheryl R. Collins
Chapter 22 George Washington: America's First Soldier (pages 378–398): Thomas A. Rider
Chapter 23 Revolution and Peace (pages 399–412): James M. Mac Donald
Chapter 24 George Washington and the structure (pages 413–429): Whit Ridgway
Chapter 25 George Washington and Republican govt: The Political considered George Washington (pages 430–446): Nicholas P. Cole
Chapter 26 One reason, One goal, One state: George Washington, the Whiskey revolt, and govt Authority (pages 447–470): Carol S. Ebel
Chapter 27 Securing the Revolution: the yankee economic climate and the problem of Independence (pages 471–489): Dana John Stefanelli
Chapter 28 George Washington and the Emergence of social gathering Politics within the New country (pages 490–505): Rosemarie Zagarri
Chapter 29 overseas coverage within the Presidential period (pages 506–523): Jeffrey J. Malanson
Chapter 30 George Washington in Retirement (pages 524–541): Alexia Jones Helsley
Chapter 31 George Washington's brain (pages 542–557): William M. Ferraro
Chapter 32 faith: George Washington, Anglican Gentleman (pages 558–575): Mary V. Thompson
Chapter 33 George Washington, dying and Mourning (pages 576–591): Meredith Eliassen
Chapter 34 The Washington snapshot in American tradition (pages 592–611): Scott E. Casper
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Fred Anderson, The Crucible of War: The Seven Years War and the Fate of Empire in North America, 1754–1766, (New York: Vintage, 2001). Kenneth P. Bailey, The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748–1792, (Glendale, C: Arthur H. , 1939). Andrew R. L. Cayton, “Separate Interests and the Nation-State: The Washington Administration and the Origins of Regionalism in the Trans-Appalachian West,” Journal of American History, 79, 1992, 347–80. ), George Washington in the Ohio Valley, (Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1955).
Washington’s report was significant enough to be published on both sides of the Atlantic, furthering his reputation within an emerging British Empire. Although he couldn’t have known it at the time, Washington’s activities in the Ohio Valley during 1753 and 1754 directly contributed to the outbreak of the Seven Years War. France’s refusal to open the Ohio Valley to English settlement set the stage for an imperial confrontation in the North American frontier. indd 28 2/22/2012 6:25:51 PM T H E U N L I K E L Y S U C C E S S O F A P R O V I N C I A L S U RV E Y O R 29 America.
Yet despite his own self-doubt, as well as the legitimate challenges of frontier life, Washington distinguished himself as a surveyor of western land. indd 20 2/22/2012 6:25:51 PM T H E U N L I K E L Y S U C C E S S O F A P R O V I N C I A L S U RV E Y O R 21 from his youthful gallivanting around the Tidewater into a respected figure in provincial Virginia (Fitzpatrick (1975) 41). Washington was only seventeen years old in July 1749 when supervisors from the College of William and Mary named him Surveyor for Culpeper County, Virginia.