In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation

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Documents the ways in which George Washington's words, image, and mythology shaped America's fledgling republic in the first fifty years after the Revolutionary War, offering insight into the pivotal role played by slavery issues.

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