The Life of Washington: A New Edition with Primary Documents and Introduction by Peter S. Onuf
M.E. Sharpe, 1996年3月5日
Weems's Life of Washington was one of the first great bestsellers in American literature. Washington, you know is gone, wrote Mason Locke Weems to Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey, and millions are gaping to read something about him. In responding to this market, Weems played an essential role in fabricating the image of Washington that has since dominated the American historical imagination and which, in its time, secured everlasting fame for the father of our country.
This edition includes an introduction by Peter S. Onuf and documents from Washington's career that provide valuable insight into the construction of American national identity and that throw a provocative light on the mythmaking in which Weems engaged in writing one of the most enduring biographies in American folklore.
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VII Fateful Effects of Braddock's Defeat — Washington Wishes to Carry the War
into Indian Country — Government Refuses — Defensive War Preferred — The
Frontiers Desolated 37 VIII Washington's Mother Has a Very Curious Dream — It
x THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON 1809, reprinted here; by 1825, another twenty
editions had been published. To some extent the Life's popular appeal may be
attributed to the edifying anecdotes about the young Washington collected in ...
Americans could revere General Washington as they would a king, precisely
because he did not grasp for kingly power, even as despairing patriots began to
fear that a return to monarchy was inevitable. It was much more important for ...
Should an invasion actually take place, Washington agreed, he would take
command of the Provisional Army, but the old general was confident that the
French would not be "so mad as to venture an attack when they shall find that the
spirit of ...
By the same sentimental logic, Revolutionaries sought to overcome these
dangerous divisions in a transcendent, patriotic brotherhood, constructing a "
more perfect union" symbolically completed by the apotheosis of Washington, a
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If you have ever encountered the legendary anecdote concerning the youthful George Washington - who "could not tell a lie," and thus confessed to chopping down the cherry tree - and wondered where it ... 閱讀評論全文