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George Washington Slept Here

Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876–1986

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674423084

Publication Date: 10/15/1988

453 pages



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  • 1. Two Prayers in the Snow: Colonial Culture in the 1980s
  • 2. Teatime at Valley Forge: The Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876
  • 3. Colonial History Domesticated: The Restoration of Mount Vernon, 1853–1890
  • 4. Architecture, Ancestry, and High Society: The Uses of History, 1876–1893
  • 5. George Washington Humanized: The Inaugural Centennial of 1889
  • 6. The Colonial Revival: Heroic Imagery for the American Home, 1893–1924
  • 7. Washingtoniana: Biography, Pageantry, and Good Taste, 1896–1924
  • 8. Neocolonial Politics: The Presidency of Warren Harding, 1921–1923
  • 9. Heroes, History, and Modern Celebrities: “Puritanism de Luxe,” 1923–1929
  • 10. Herbert Hoover and the Cherry Tree: Modern Mythmaking, 1928–1932
  • 11. Popular History: The George Washington Bicentennial of 1932
  • 12. A George Washington for All Occasions: From the 1939 World’s Fair to Superbowl XIX
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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