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In the Name of the Father

Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation

In the Name of the Father( )
Author: Furstenberg, Francois
ISBN:978-1-59420-092-2
Publication Date:Jun 2006
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
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How didpeople in our country-North and South, East and West-come to share a remarkably durable and consistent common vision of what it meant to be an American in the first fifty years after the Revolution? How did the nation respond to the problem of slavery in a republic? In the Name of the Fatherimmerses us in the rich, riotous world of what François Furstenberg calls civic texts, the patriotic words and images circulating through every corner of the country in newspapers and...
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