George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape
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About the Author
Philip Levy is professor of history at the University of South Florida and was part of the team that discovered and excavated George Washington's boyhood home, a project that made national news in 2008. He is the author of Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home and Fellow Travelers: Indians and Europeans Contesting the Early American Trail.
"In this beautifully written and deeply researched book, Philip Levy reveals connections that have eluded generations of scholars. Which is to say, George Washington Written upon the Land accomplishes the impossible: it casts one of the most famous and influential figures in the nation's history in an entirely new light. Readers will be delighted and surprised in equal measure by this extraordinary work."
Ari Kelman, winner of the Bancroft Prize for A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek
"This book is a paradigm shifter for those of us involved not only with the study of American memory but for the larger subfield of cultural history."
Gretchen A. Adams, author of The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America