A Companion to George Washington by Edward G. Lengel

By Edward G. Lengel

Using new basic resource fabric from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary modifying venture devoted to the transcription and booklet of unique files, A spouse to George Washington incorporates a choice of unique readings from students and well known historians that shed new gentle on all facets of the lifetime of George Washington.

  • Provides readers with new insights into formerly ignored facets of Washington's life
  • Features unique essays from most sensible students and well known historians
  • Based on new learn from hundreds of thousands of formerly unpublished letters to and from Washington

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But that did not deter him. Years later he wrote to his brother that he volunteered because he did not think that anyone else would (PGW, Colonial, 1:351–353). Whether that was true or not, Dinwiddie and his council accepted George’s offer and he set off for his journey the same day. What followed was an opportunity for young George to return once more to the wilderness, not as a surveyor but as a major in the Virginia militia. His interactions with Indians were no longer intrigued observations of a fascinated youth, but of diplomatic partnerships and negotiations.

Abernethy, Western Lands and the American Revolution, (University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, 1937). Fred Anderson, The Crucible of War: The Seven Years War and the Fate of Empire in North America, 1754–1766, (New York: Vintage, 2001). Kenneth P. Bailey, The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748–1792, (Glendale, C: Arthur H. , 1939). Andrew R. L. Cayton, “Separate Interests and the Nation-State: The Washington Administration and the Origins of Regionalism in the Trans-Appalachian West,” Journal of American History, 79, 1992, 347–80.

Bailey, The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748–1792, (Glendale, C: Arthur H. , 1939). Andrew R. L. Cayton, “Separate Interests and the Nation-State: The Washington Administration and the Origins of Regionalism in the Trans-Appalachian West,” Journal of American History, 79, 1992, 347–80. ), George Washington in the Ohio Valley, (Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1955). John E. Ferling (2009), The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009).

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