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The Resource The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton

The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton

Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington
Title
The widow Washington
Title remainder
the life of Mary Washington
Statement of responsibility
Martha Saxton
Title variation
Life of Mary Washington
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Biography of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother. Places her life as an orphan, a young wife in rural Virginia, a slaveholder, a widow, and mother to the first president in the context of the changing economic circumstances and cultural values of colonial Virginia and a young nation"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saxton, Martha
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.19.W35
LC item number
S38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Mary Ball
  • Washington, George
  • Mothers of presidents
  • Widows
  • Slaveholders
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mary Ball Washington : like mother, like son -- A child in the Chesapeake -- A generation of orphans -- Bruising the small spirit -- Mary, her kin, and her books -- Mary Ball, Augustine Washington, and Matthew Hale -- Wife and mother -- People and property at the Ferry Farm -- As sparks fly upward -- The widow Washington -- Single mother -- Mary's stewardship : scraping by -- Midcentury : a wedding, a murder, a family death -- Mary and George's Seven Years War -- Between the wars : kin, consumption, conflict -- The Revolution : a family affair -- The endless Revolution : wartime virtue, wartime woe -- Mary's war ends -- "You must one day fade" -- Epilogue: An uneasy afterlife
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809097012
Lccn
2018056295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1081339249
  • (OCoLC)1081339249
  • 1005998
Label
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington, Martha Saxton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mary Ball Washington : like mother, like son -- A child in the Chesapeake -- A generation of orphans -- Bruising the small spirit -- Mary, her kin, and her books -- Mary Ball, Augustine Washington, and Matthew Hale -- Wife and mother -- People and property at the Ferry Farm -- As sparks fly upward -- The widow Washington -- Single mother -- Mary's stewardship : scraping by -- Midcentury : a wedding, a murder, a family death -- Mary and George's Seven Years War -- Between the wars : kin, consumption, conflict -- The Revolution : a family affair -- The endless Revolution : wartime virtue, wartime woe -- Mary's war ends -- "You must one day fade" -- Epilogue: An uneasy afterlife
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809097012
Lccn
2018056295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1081339249
  • (OCoLC)1081339249
  • 1005998

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