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

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ISBN-10: 0143111930

ISBN-13: 9780143111931

Edition: N/A

Authors: Francois Furstenberg

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In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, Franois 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 Americas sacred scripture and provided the foundation for a new civic cultureone 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 Fatheris a major contribution to American social history.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.30" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Fran�ois 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 Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. history at Cambridge University, England, for one year, after which he moved to Montreal, Canada, where he is an assistant professor of history at the Universit� de Montr�al.