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Mount Vernon
     

Mount Vernon

by Mary Collins
 

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Describes the history of the Virginia estate that was home to this country's first president and is slow maintained as a national landmark.

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Describes the history of the Virginia estate that was home to this country's first president and is slow maintained as a national landmark.

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Children's Literature - C. Dennette Michaels
An attractive, clearly written and amply illustrated text portrays the spot that became Mount Vernon. Readers move from the time of the Algonquian Indian presence to the Washington family and on to the present and continuing work of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Enough detail is supplied to adequately create a picture of the plantation life during the time of the Washingtons. Slavery appears in its two faces: master and mistress who life style depends upon the work of the slaves and the slaves who toil to maintain that life style. The author notes that while George and Martha must have found entertaining all those guests an exhausting task, the slaves who prepared all the food and beds worked even harder. A glossary, and index are included, and a timeline. The latter would have been more helpful if put as a ready reference before the text. Part of the "Cornerstones of Freedom" series.

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ISBN-13:
9780516263434
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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