In 1776, thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain. Although they came together to fight a war, the colonies were far from a unified nation. In George Washington: Uniting a Nation, Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows that as Revolutionary War commander, proponent of the Constitution, and president, George Washington focused on building national identity and erecting institutions to cement the fledgling nation. The first book on Washington to examine exclusively his role in state formation, George Washington is essential reading for scholars, students, and everyone interested in America's first, and most formative, president.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Don Higginbotham is Dowd Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Unity and Symbolism
Chapter 2: Political Unity and Consolidation
Chapter 3: The Unifier as President
Chapter 4: Reflections on the Unifier
Appendix 1: Sentiments on a Peace Establishment, May 1783
Appendix 2: Circular to State Governments, June 1783
Appendix 3: To the President of the Confederation Congress, September 17, 1787
Appendix 4: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
Appendix 5: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Appendix 6: Eighth Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1796