Addressing America: George Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796 - 1852 - New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations Series (Hardback)Jeffrey J. Malanson (author)
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By focusing on the enduring influence of the Farewell Address on nineteenth-century Americans, and on their abiding devotion to Washington, author Jeffrey Malanson brings the Address back into the spotlight for twenty-first-century readers. When citizens gathered in town halls, city commons, and local churches to commemorate Washington, engagement with the Farewell Address was a cornerstone of their celebrations. This annual rededication to Washington's principles made the Farewell Address both a framework for the attainment of national happiness and prosperity and a blueprint for national security, and it resulted in its position as the central text through which citizens of the early republic came to understand the connections between the nation's domestic and foreign ambitions.
Through its focus on the diplomatic, political, and cultural impacts of Washington's Farewell Address, Addressing America reasserts the fundamental importance of this critical document to the development of the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm