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George Washington's Virginia

John R. Maass
Format
Book
Published
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017.
Language
English
ISBN
9781467119788, 1467119784
Summary
George Washington was first and foremost a Virginian. Born in the state's Tidewater region, he was reared near Fredericksburg and took up residence at Mount Vernon along the Potomac River. As a young surveyor, he worked in Virginia's backcountry. He began his military career as a Virginia militia officer on the colony's frontier. The majority of his widespread landholdings were in his native state, and his entrepreneurial endeavors ranged from the swamplands of the Southeast to the upper Potomac River Valley. Historian John Maass explores the numerous sites all over the Commonwealth associated with Washington and demonstrates their lasting importance.
Contents
  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • The early years along the Potomac
  • Mary Ball Washington and the Northern Neck
  • Fredericksburg : George Washington's hometown
  • The young surveyor
  • "My inclinations are strongly bent to arms" : the French and Indian war
  • "An elegant seat and situation" : Mount Vernon and vicinity
  • "The just object of your affections" : Martha Dandridge Custis and Tidewater Virginia
  • The Burgess and the Revolutionary
  • The Revolutionary War : triumph at Yorktown
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • "Pursuits of commerce and the cultivation of the soil"
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Description
219, [2] pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-214) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
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