In The Name Of The Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, And The Making Of A Nation

Paperback | April 24, 2007

byFrancois Furstenberg

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In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, François Furstenberg sheds new light on the genesis of American identity. Immersing us in the publishing culture of the early nineteenth century, he shows us how the words of George Washington and others of his generation became America?s sacred scripture and provided the foundation for a new civic culture?one whose reconciliation with slavery unleashed consequences that haunt us still. A dazzling work of scholarship from a brilliant young historian, In the Name of the Father is a major contribution to American social history.

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In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, François Furstenberg sheds new light on the genesis of American identity. Immersing us in the publishing culture of the early nineteenth century, he shows us how the words of George Washington and others of his generation became America?s sacred scripture and provided the foundatio...

François Furstenberg was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington. After graduating with a BA from Columbia University, he worked for several years in Paris before pursuing his graduate studies in history at The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2003. He was a Mellon Postdoctor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.43 × 5.49 × 0.78 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143111930

ISBN - 13:9780143111931

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Extraordinary . . . In the deluge of founding father books, FurstenbergÆs blend of high- brow intellectual history and popular culture studies stands out. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

A profoundly important book for anyone interested in the origins of the American Republic. (Ira Berlin, former president of the Organization of American Historians)