A Great and Good Man

A Great and Good Man

Author: John P. Kaminski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461663393

Category: History

Page: 260

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A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses, and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic. This selection of materials, many reprinted for the first time since the eighteenth century, shows that in his life Washington had already become the Father of his country and was acclaimed for his sense of honor, his heroism, and his wisdom. Dating from his farewell orders to the Continental Army in 1783 to his retirement from the executive office of the United States of America, the selections in this book illuminate the role that Washington played in the public imagination. His willing relinquishment of military authority in 1783 shocked the world, and set him on a path toward greater political glory as he presided over the Constitutional Convention and then became the first President of the country. Here we see Washington as he stood before and was addressed by the nation—praised by politicians, advised by foreigners, and lionized by citizens. In Washington's own letters and addresses we also glimpse the canny side of Washington, a man who was careful with his public image and was a shrewd gamesman in the political arena. By the time he took presidential office in 1789 few questioned his political acumen and national leaders were dependent on his leadership. The editors of A Great and Good Man have set the context for their carefully selected documents with insightful introductions; and their thorough index greatly enhances the accessibility of the material presented.

A Great and Good Man
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: John P. Kaminski, Jill Adair McCaughan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-12 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses, and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic. This selection of materials, many reprinted for the first time
The Death of a Great and Good Man Lamented and Improved. A Sermon [on 2 Sam. Iii. 38] ... Occasioned by the Death of the Rev. J. Rouquet, Etc
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Caleb EVANS
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1776 - Publisher:

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Moral Heroism; Or, The Trials and Triumphs of the Great and Good
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Clara Lucas Balfour
Categories: Biography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1846 - Publisher:

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The High Value of a Great and Good Name, and Death an Entrance Into Perfect Life. A Sermon Delivered in the First Church in Cambridge, May 9th, 1779. Being the Lord's Day After the Interment of the Hon. John Winthrop, Etc
Language: en
Pages: 23
Authors: Samuel LANGDON (of Hampton Falls, N.H.)
Categories: Biography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1779 - Publisher:

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The Inadvertencies and Indiscretions of Good Men, a Great Cause of General Corruption in Society. A Sermon, Etc
Language: en
Pages: 33
Authors: William BUSH (Minister of the Gospel in Enfield.)
Categories: Biography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1747 - Publisher:

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