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George Washington's journey (2016)

by T. H. Breen

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Throughout history, revolutions have usually ended badly. (Prologue)
George Washington's departure for New England in 1789 introduces the people who accompanied him on his tours.
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This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.

T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people. He organized an extraordinary journey carrying him to all thirteen states. It transformed American political culture.

For Washington, the stakes were high. If the nation fragmented, as it had almost done after the war, it could never become the strong, independent nation for which he had fought. In scores of communities, he communicated a powerful and enduring message—that America was now a nation, not a loose collection of states. And the people responded to his invitation in ways that he could never have predicted. [retrieved 8/25/2016 from Amazon.com]

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Prologue: untrodden ground: defining a new political culture -- The power of public opinion -- Inventing a new theater of politics -- The script: Washington's defense of the union -- The audience: voices of the people -- The New England tour: triumphant moments -- Signs of trouble: the road south.
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Follows Washington's journey to each of the original thirteen states, during which he brought the government to the people and promoted the idea of a strong federal union.

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