The Resource The long farewell : Americans mourn the death of George Washington, Gerald E. Kahler

The long farewell : Americans mourn the death of George Washington, Gerald E. Kahler

Label
The long farewell : Americans mourn the death of George Washington
Title
The long farewell
Title remainder
Americans mourn the death of George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Gerald E. Kahler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The news of the death of George Washington at Mount Vernon on December 14,1799, was reported to have been "felt as an electric shock throughout the Union" Martha Washington gave permission for Congress to have her husband's body reinterred under a marble monument to be constructed in the new capital in Washington, D.C. Grieving Americans organized and participated in over four hundred funeral processions and memorial services during the sixty-nine-day mourning period that culminated on February 22, 1800, the National Day of Mourning." "Washington's death came in a highly contentious period in American political history, and a variety of groups and individuals tried to take advantage of the occasion to advance their own agendas." "The biographical sketches included in the more than three hundred eulogies examined here provide a unique historical perspective on who George Washington was in the eyes of his contemporaries."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahler, Gerald E
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.3
LC item number
.K34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Political culture
  • Grief
  • Grief
  • Public opinion
  • Rezeption
  • Totengedächtnis
  • United States
Label
The long farewell : Americans mourn the death of George Washington, Gerald E. Kahler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Washington in Glory -- America in Tears -- 1. Federalists Seek to Unite Americans around the Bier of Washington -- 2. Military Honors for the Commander in Chief -- 3. Clergymen Warn Grieving Americans to Turn Back to God -- 4. Patriotic Daughters of America Mourn Washington -- 5. "Weep, Oh Masons, Your Brother Is No More!" -- 6. Society of the Cincinnati Mourns Its President-General -- 7. First in the Hearts of His Countrymen -- App. Partial Listing of Funeral Rites Held in Memory of George Washington
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813927503
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212627156
  • (OCoLC)ocn212627156
Label
The long farewell : Americans mourn the death of George Washington, Gerald E. Kahler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Washington in Glory -- America in Tears -- 1. Federalists Seek to Unite Americans around the Bier of Washington -- 2. Military Honors for the Commander in Chief -- 3. Clergymen Warn Grieving Americans to Turn Back to God -- 4. Patriotic Daughters of America Mourn Washington -- 5. "Weep, Oh Masons, Your Brother Is No More!" -- 6. Society of the Cincinnati Mourns Its President-General -- 7. First in the Hearts of His Countrymen -- App. Partial Listing of Funeral Rites Held in Memory of George Washington
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813927503
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212627156
  • (OCoLC)ocn212627156

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