George Washington and the New Nation (1783-1793)

George Washington and the New Nation (1783-1793)

by James Thomas Flexner


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This book begins with Washington's return to Mount Vernon, a victorious, but exhausted soldier eagerly seeking the pleasures of a quiet country life. Free of heavy responsibilities, his character expands in genial, often unexpected ways. All too soon, however, the idyll is broken. This promises to be the biography of Washington that will best serve our generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316286008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/30/1970
Pages: 466
Sales rank: 1,098,744
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

1.Philosophic Shades
1.Soldier's Return5
2.Mount Vernon: A Well-Resorted Tavern10
3.Family Matters30
4.Farmer Washington39
5.Business Worries51
6.The Cincinnati Quandary63
7.The Arts of Peace69
II.Thirteen Nations or One
8.The Political Scene Darkens85
9.Duty's Clamorous Voice98
10.Widening Political Horizons112
11.Building a New Government128
12.The New Constellation of This Hemisphere139
13.On the Brink153
III.Experiments in Government
14.A Frightening Triumph171
15.The President Is Inaugurated182
16.The President as a Social Leader192
17.Fleshing Out the New Government210
18.Death and Doldrums227
19.Debts, Credit, and the National Capital233
20.Nootka, Yazoo, and the Southwest Frontier253
21.Vacation Time268
IV.The Great Schism Opens
22.The Bank of the United States275
23.Journeys and Bad News285
24.The Northern Frontier294
25.Philadelphia High Life308
26.The Great Columbian Federal City325
V.The Desire to Escape
27.Jefferson Begins to Doubt Washington349
28.Determination to Retire359
29.Personal Feuds Cut Deeper368
30.The Shades of the Prison House381
31.The First Term Surveyed397
Source References439

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