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George Washington's Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America / Edition 1
     

George Washington's Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America / Edition 1

by Lee Baldwin Dalzell, Robert F. Jr. Dalzell
 

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ISBN-10: 0195136284

ISBN-13: 9780195136289

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book brings together, for the first time, the details of George Washington's 45-year endeavor to build and perfect Mount Vernon. 80+ photos.

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This book brings together, for the first time, the details of George Washington's 45-year endeavor to build and perfect Mount Vernon. 80+ photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi(4)
Preface xv
PART I LANDSCAPES OF THE REPUBLIC 5(124)
Patterns
5(42)
1. An Uncommon Place
5(14)
2. The Washingtons of Virginia, 1657-1757
19(28)
Building
47(82)
3. A New Mount Vernon, 1758-1773
47(27)
4. "Things Not Quite Orthodox": George Washington, Architect
74(26)
5. The Third Edition - with Revisions - 1774-1787
100(29)
PART II TOWARD DEMOCRACY 129(96)
The Builders
129(62)
6. Slaves and Overseers
129(21)
7. Artisans
150(21)
8. Undertakers and Managers
171(20)
The Uses of a Great House
191(34)
9. At Home and Away, 1788-1799
191(25)
10. To Give and Bequeath
216(9)
Afterword: Redivivus, 1800-Present 225(3)
Appendix House-Building in Eighteenth-Century Virginia 228(16)
Notes 244(45)
Index 289

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