The Life of Washington: A New Edition with Primary Documents and Introduction by Peter S. Onuf

M.E. Sharpe
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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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Publisher
M.E. Sharpe
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Published on
Mar 5, 1996
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Pages
230
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ISBN
9780765632777
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State
History / United States / General
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