Great and Good Man: George Washington in the Eyes of His Contemporariesby John P. Kaminski
This book illuminates the role that Washington played in the public imagination. We see Washington as
A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses, and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic.
This book illuminates the role that Washington played in the public imagination. We see Washington as he stood before and was addressed by the nation- praised by politicians, advised by foreigners, and lionized by citizens. In Washington's own letters and addresses we also glimpse the canny side of Washington, a man who was careful with his public image and was a shrewd gamesman in the political arena. By the time he took presidential office in 1789, few questioned his political acumen and national leaders were dependent on his leadership.
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Meet the Author
John P. Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has written and spoken widely on the Constitution and is past president of The Association for Documentary Editing. Kaminski is the editor of many works, including The Quotable Jefferson, Citizen Paine, and The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Jill Adair McCaughan received her B.A. in history and English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her Ph.D. in communications from Ohio State University. She teaches communication and English courses and lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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