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Author Levy, Philip, 1963-

Title George Washington written upon the land : nature, memory, myth & landscape / Philip Levy
Edition First edition
Published Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2015
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Contents "The most storied ground in America" : an introduction -- "Somewhere this had beginnings" : unspooling Washington's childhood biography -- Completing the circuit of memory : Washington and his parting survey -- The subterranean young Washington : crafting a material narrative for the childhood years -- Fruits of morality and fruits of the market : Weems's idyll at the crossroads of war and markets -- "The local appellation based on tradition only" : making history from process at George Washington's surveying office -- To change the world : young George and Ferry Farm in the era of human-induced climate change
Summary "In George Washington Written upon the Land, Philip Levy explores this most famous of American childhoods through its relationship to the Virginia farm where much of it took place. Using approaches from biography, archaeology, folklore, and studies of landscape and material culture, Levy focuses on how different ideas about Washington's childhood functioned--what sorts of lessons they sought to teach, and how different epochs and writers understood the man and the past itself"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Childhood and youth.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia -- Stafford County.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- In literature.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Public opinion.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Ferry Farm (Stafford County, Va.) -- History.
Ferry Farm (Stafford County, Va.)
Collective memory -- United States -- History
Landscapes -- Virginia -- Stafford County -- History
Material culture -- Virginia -- Stafford County -- History
Public opinion -- United States -- History.
Surveyors -- Virginia -- Biography
Collective memory.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
History & Archaeology.
Material culture.
Public opinion.
Regions & Countries - Americas.
United States - General.
United States.
Virginia -- Stafford County.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016000532
ISBN 1940425913