The Wonderful Story of Washington and the Meaning of His Life for the Youth and Patriotism of America
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The Wonderful Story of Washington and the Meaning of His Life for the Youth and Patriotism of America

By Charles M. Stevens
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  • THE WONDERFUL STORY OF WASHINGTON
  • CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY CONSIDERATIONS
    • I. AMERICAN PATRIOTISM AND THE MEANING OF AMERICA
    • II. WASHINGTON’S EARLY SURROUNDINGS
  • CHAPTER II THE BOY WITH A WILL AND A WAY
    • I. EARLY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FIRST AMERICAN HERO 1732
    • II. A COMMUNITY PROUD OF ITS FAMILY HONOR
    • III. THE SELF-PITY AND SENTIMENTALISM OF YOUTH
  • CHAPTER III THE BEGINNINGS OF EXPERIENCE IN BORDER WARFARE
    • I. GETTING USED TO ROUGHING IT
    • II. LAND SPECULATION AS THE BEGINNING LEADING TO AMERICAN SELF-GOVERNMENT
    • III. THE STRUGGLE OF NATIONS FOR THE INDIAN’S HUNTING GROUNDS
  • CHAPTER IV THE RIVALRY AND DIPLOMACY OF THE FRONTIER
    • I. THE FIRST GREAT PROBLEMS OF THE INDIANS
    • II. ALARM FOR THE FUTURE
    • III. INDIFFERENCE TO GREAT INTERESTS
  • CHAPTER V THE CONSEQUENCE OF ARROGANCE AND IGNORANCE
    • I. ANNOYANCES AND ANTAGONISMS
    • II. DISHONORS AND DISASTERS
    • III. WASHINGTON ENTERING THE SCHOOL OF WAR
  • CHAPTER VI THE STRUGGLE FOR FORT DUQUESNE
    • I. THE SEPARATION BEGINNING BETWEEN THE COLONIES AND ENGLAND
    • II. LESSONS GATHERED FROM DEFEAT
    • III. SOME PERSONAL INTERESTS AT HOME
  • CHAPTER VII THE FATE OF THE OHIO VALLEY
    • I. FRONTIER FEARS AND PANICS
    • II. POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND OFFICIAL CONFUSION
    • III. “A MATTER OF GREAT ADMIRATION”
  • CHAPTER VIII THE BEGINNING SIGNS OF A GREAT REVOLUTION
    • I. MILITARY VICTORY AND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
    • II. LIFE FULFILLED AS A VIRGINIA COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
    • III. THE MOMENTOUS STRUGGLE BETWEEN MIGHT AND RIGHT
  • CHAPTER IX SOWING THE WIND AND REAPING THE WHIRLWIND
    • I. MOUNT VERNON AT FIRST IN A ZONE OF CALM
    • II. GIVING THE APPEARANCE AND KEEPING THE SUBSTANCE
    • III. “SOFT WORDS BUTTER NO PARSNIPS”
  • CHAPTER X ANTAGONISMS AND HOSTILITIES
    • I. BLAZING THE WAY TO WAR
    • II. THE DOUBLE-QUICK MARCH TO REVOLUTION
    • III. VIOLENCE AND FLATTERY AS METHODS OF MASTERY
  • CHAPTER XI GREAT MINDS IN THE GREAT STORM
    • I. SUPPRESSING AMERICANS
    • II. THE BUSINESS OF GETTING READY
    • III. MANY MEN OF MANY MINDS
  • CHAPTER XII THE HOUSE LONG DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF
    • I. UNPATRIOTIC CONFUSION OF OPINIONS AND INTERESTS
    • II. SOMETIMES TOO LATE TO MEND
    • III. SELECTING THE LEADER OF LIBERTY FOR AMERICA
  • CHAPTER XIII LARGE BODIES MOVE SLOWLY
    • I. THE FIRST COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
    • II. BIG BUSINESS, MONEY-MAKERS AND PATRIOTISM
    • III. THE STRONG MIND FOR GREAT NEEDS
  • CHAPTER XIV TURNING REVOLUTION THROUGH FREEDOM INTO GOVERNMENT
    • I. SEEKING RETIREMENT FOR LIFE IN THE PEACE OF A COUNTRY HOME
    • II. FREEDOM AND THE WRANGLE FOR PERSONAL GAIN
    • III. LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERTY AND LAW
  • CHAPTER XV THE PEACE OF HOME AT LAST
    • I. SORROW FOR THE DEPARTED SCENES AROUND MOUNT VERNON
    • II. CROWNED IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME 1799
    • III. A LIFE-LIKE SCENE FROM WASHINGTON’S HOME LIFE
  • CHAPTER XVI STANDARDS OF AMERICAN PATRIOTISM
    • I. FOUNDATIONS
    • II. FREEDOM OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
    • III. THE LOYALTY OF YOUTH
  • CHAPTER XVII CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON THE CHARACTER AND CAREER OF WASHINGTON
    • I. THE WASHINGTON IDEAL AS THE FIRST GREAT AMERICAN IDEAL
    • II. NOT BIRTH BUT CHARACTER MAKES AMERICANS
    • III. THE AMERICAN LESSON LEARNED FROM THE GREATEST LEADERS IN THE MAKING OF AMERICA
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