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Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty

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Titel: Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty
Autor/en: Helen Bryan

ISBN: 0471158925
EAN: 9780471158929
Sprache: Englisch.
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC

April 2002 - gebunden - 417 Seiten

" A contempary anecdote not only confirms that Martha commanded respect in her own right during her lifetime, but also suggests an awkward truth later historians have preferred to ignore– that without Martha and her fortune, George might never have risen to social, military, and political prominence.Toward the end of his life, George Washington, war hero, retired president, and object of universal fame and veneration, was negotiating to purchase a plot of land in the new capital city, to be named in his honor.The seller, an aged veteran of the Revolution, was reluctant to part with the plot, even to so distinguished a purchaser.Washington persisted until the veteran’ s patience snapped: ‘ You think people take every grist that comes from you as the pure grain. What would you have been if you hadn’ t married the Widow Custis!’ " – from the Introduction to Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty From the glittering social life of Virginia’ s wealthiest plantations to the rigors of winter camps during the American Revolution, Martha Washington was a central figure in some of the most important events in American history. Her story is a saga of social conflict, forbidden love affairs, ambiguous wills, mysterious death, heartbreaking loss, and personal and political triumph. Every detail is brought to vivid life in this engaging and astonishing biography of one of the best known, least understood figures in early American life.
Illustrations. Preface. Introduction. Twenty-Five Miles as the Crow Flies from Williamsburg. "Joh Dandridge's Daughter". A Young Matron and Her Family. The Widow Custis. George Washington, His Family and Friends. A Twelfth Night Wedding. Halcyon Days. Uneasy Times. Sudden Changes and Milestones. "Mrs. Washington, a Warm Loyalist". "I Doe My Dear Sister Most Religiously Wish There Was an End to the Matter". "General Washington's Lady, an Example of Persistent Industry". "A Dreary Kind of Place". Middlebrook and Morristown. "We Look Upon the Americans as Already at Our Feet". A Long Time Going Home. "Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree". "The General Is Gone to New York". "A State Prisoner". Philadelphia. "Duty and Inclination". Transitions. "Once More, Under Our Own Vine and Fig Tree". "No More Trials to Pass Through". Epilogue. A Culinary Lagniappe: Recipes from Martha Washington's Books of Cookery and Book of Sweetmeats. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
HELEN BRYAN was born and has spent much of her life in Virginia; she traces her ancestry to the Revolutionary period, when Martha Washington lived there. She is currently a barrister in London and a member of the Inner Temple.
"...tells Martha's story with a seductive mix of relish, insight and scholarship..." (Camden New Journal, 15 August 2002)
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