Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution

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Notes

Preface
1
JA to TJ, July 30, 1815, AJL 2:451; TJ to JA, Aug. 10 [–11], 1815, ibid., 2:452–53.
2
David H. Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride (New York, 1994), xiv.
3
Between the 1960s and the 1990s the number of articles that dealt with the lives of important leaders declined by about one-half in the William and Mary Quarterly, the leading scholarly journal in early American History. Fewer than twenty percent of the articles between 1990 and 1998 were devoted to recognizable leaders.
4
Carol Berking, et al., Making America: A History of the United States (First Edition, Boston, 1995), 129–58.
5
Alan Bullock, Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (New York, 1952); Marcus Cunliffe, George Washington: Man and Monument (New York, 1959).

Prologue
1
GW to James Clinton, June 29, 1776, PGW: Rev War Series, 5:147; GW to John Hancock, June 30, 1776, ibid., 5:169–70; Bruce Bliven, Under the Guns: New York, 1776–1776 (New York, 1972), 318; Richard Brookhiser, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington (New York, 1996), 18.
2
Douglas S. Freeman, George Washington: A Biography (New York, 1948–1957), 4:116–19; Arnold to GW, June 25, 1776, PGW: Rev War Ser, 5:96; Sullivan to GW, June 24, 1776, ibid., 5:92.
3
Franklin to GW, June 21, 1776, PGW: Rev War Ser, 5:64; Hawley to GW, June 21, 1776, ibid., 5:71.
4
Freeman, GW, 4:115, 119, 121, 127; GW to Hancock, June 28, 1776, PGW: Rev War Ser, 5:135; GW to Essex County Committee of Safety, June 21, 1776, ibid., 5:53–64; GW, General Orders, June 26, 27, 28, 1776, ibid., 5:109, 112, 128–29, 130n; Joseph Reed to Henry Remsen, June 26, 1776, ibid., 131n.
5
GW to James Wadsworth, June 27, 1776, PGW: Rev War Ser, 5:127–28; GW to Massachusetts General Court, June 28, 1776, ibid., 5:138; Reed to Samuel Tucker, June 28, 1776, ibid., 5:137n; GW, General Orders, June 29, 30, 1776, ibid., 5:142–44, 155.

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  • Preface ix
  • Prologue - July 1, 1776 xiv
  • Part One - Children Who Were Fathers of the Men 1
  • 1 - The Vagaries of Youth 2
  • 2 - The Decisions of Youth 18
  • 3 - Toward Mid-Life 41
  • Part Two - Waging War and Independence 63
  • 4 - Revolutionaries 64
  • 5 - Independence 92
  • 6 - War and Reform 138
  • Part Three - From Despair to Triumph 185
  • 7 - The Great Peril, 1778–1780 186
  • 8 - Victory 223
  • 9 - Memory and Meaning 273
  • Epilogue - The “sword” and the “bulwark” of the American Revolution 296
  • Abbreviations 307
  • Notes 309
  • Select Bibliography 362
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