Who was George Washington

  • Filename: who-was-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0448448920
  • Release Date: 2009-01
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Roberta Edwards
  • Publisher: Penguin



With more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the father of our country, George Washington's fascinating story comes to life--revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill. Original.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781596050075
  • Release Date: 2004-06-25
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Woodrow Wilson
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.



"George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington's times to his Virginia breeding to his life in colonial America. Wilson looks at how these factors shaped the man who would lead the nation in its fight for independence and into its first years as a new nation. This is an insightful look into our nation's early history by a man who would play a key part in it more than one hundred years later.

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 0195032055
  • Release Date: 1982-06-16
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Linda O. McMurry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



How did George Washington Carver, whose concrete accomplishments on paper did not amount to much more that "doing something" with peanuts, sweet potatoes, homemade paint and recipes, come to be known as a great man who made brilliant inventions? How was it that his more significant contributions were lost in the myth-making that surrounded him? The author addresses these questions and others as she joins biography with a sensitive exploration of Carver as a symbol of black ability and achievement and the rewards of tolerance, and demonstrates his immense impact at a difficult point in the history of American race relations. -- Back Cover.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0756502047
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Michael Burgan
  • Publisher: Capstone



A biography of George Washington from his boyhood in Virginia, through his work as a land surveyor, planter, soldier, and as the president who set a high standard for all who would follow.

A Birthday Cake for George Washington

  • Filename: a-birthday-cake-for-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9780545777254
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Ramin Ganeshram
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.



Everyone is buzzing about the president's birthday! Especially George Washington's servants, who scurry around the kitchen preparing to make this the best celebration ever. Oh, how George Washington loves his cake! And, oh, how he depends on Hercules, his head chef, to make it for him. Hercules, a slave, takes great pride in baking the president's cake. But this year there is one problem--they are out of sugar. This story, told in the voice of Delia, Hercules's young daughter, is based on real events, and underscores the loving exchange between a very determined father and his eager daughter, who are faced with an unspoken, bittersweet reality. No matter how delicious the president's cake turns out to be, Delia and Papa will not taste the sweetness of freedom. New York Times food writer Ramin Ganeshram and acclaimed illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton serve up a slice of history in a picture book narrative that will surely satisfy.

George Washington and Slavery

  • Filename: george-washington-and-slavery.
  • ISBN: 0826211356
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Fritz Hirschfeld
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press



"I never mean (unless some particular circumstance should compel me to it) to possess another slave by purchase; it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this country may be abolished by slow, sure and imperceptible degrees."—George Washington, September 9, 1786 No history of racism in America can be considered complete without taking into account the role that George Washington—the principal founding father—played in helping to mold the racist cast of the new nation. Because General Washington—the universally acknowledged hero of the Revolutionary War—in the postwar period uniquely combined the moral authority, personal prestige, and political power to influence significantly the course and the outcome of the slavery debate, his opinions on the subject of slaves and slavery are of crucial importance to understanding how racism succeeded in becoming an integral and official part of the national fabric during its formative stages. The successful end of the War for Independence in 1783 brought George Washington face-to-face with a fundamental dilemma: how to reconcile the proclaimed ideals of the revolution with the established institution of slavery. So long as black human beings in America could legally be considered the chattel property of whites, the rhetoric of equality and individual freedom was hollow. Progressive voices urged immediate emancipation as the only way to resolve the contradiction; the Southern slave owners, of course, stood firm for the status quo. Washington was caught squarely in the middle. As a Virginia plantation proprietor and a lifelong slaveholder, Washington had a substantial private stake in the economic slave system of the South. However, in his role as the acknowledged political leader of the country, his overriding concern was the preservation of the Union. If Washington publicly supported emancipation, he would almost certainly have to set an example and take steps to dispose of his Mount Vernon slaves. If he spoke out on the side of slavery, how could he legitimately and conscientiously expect to uphold and defend the humanistic goals and moral imperatives of the new nation as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? His was a balancing act that became more and more difficult to sustain with the passing years. Relying primarily on Washington's own words—his correspondence, diaries, and other written records—supplemented by letters, comments, and eyewitness reports of family members, friends, employees, aides, correspondents, colleagues, and visitors to Mount Vernon, together with contemporary newspaper clippings and official documents pertaining to Washington's relationships with African Americans, Fritz Hirschfeld traces Washington's transition from a conventional slaveholder to a lukewarm abolitionist. George Washington and Slavery will be an essential addition to the historiography of eighteenth-century America and of Washington himself.

George Washington Gentleman Warrior

  • Filename: george-washington-gentleman-warrior.
  • ISBN: 9781623651015
  • Release Date: 2013-10-08
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Stephen Brumwell
  • Publisher: Quercus



Winner of the prestigious George Washington Book Prize, George Washington is a vivid recounting of the formative years and military career of "The Father of his Country," following his journey from brutal border skirmishes with the French and their Native American allies to his remarkable victory over the British Empire, an achievement that underpinned his selection as the first president of the United States of America. The book focuses on a side of Washington that is often overlooked: the feisty young frontier officer and the early career of the tough forty-something commander of the revolutionaries' ragtag Continental Army. Award-winning historian Stephen Brumwell shows how, ironically, Washington's reliance upon English models of "gentlemanly" conduct, and on British military organization, was crucial in establishing his leadership of the fledgling Continental Army, and in forging it into the weapon that secured American independence. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including original archival research, Brumwell brings a fresh new perspective on this extraordinary individual, whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint on history.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781432964634
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Casey Rand
  • Publisher: Capstone Classroom



Chronicles the life and career of the first president, including his youth and his time as a Revolutionary War general.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0736801103
  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Lola M. Schaefer
  • Publisher: Capstone



"A simple look at the life of George Washington, the man who led the patriot troops in the Revolutionary War and later became the first president of the United States."

Washington on Courage

  • Filename: washington-on-courage.
  • ISBN: 9781616087036
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 132
  • Author: George Washington
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.



Collects letters and speeches from the first president of the United States that display his views on being courageous.

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 9781595550262
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: John Perry
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc



George Washington Carvergoes beyond the public image to chronicle the adventures of one of history's most inspiring and remarkable men."

His Excellency

  • Filename: his-excellency.
  • ISBN: 9781400032532
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA



Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 9780313347962
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Gary R. Kremer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Chronicles the life of George Washington Carver, from his birth into slavery to his education, his legendary research in biology and agriculture, and his career at the Tuskegee Institution in Alabama.

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