The Sons of the American Revolution and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association are pleased to announce the first Sons of the American Revolution Annual Conference on the American Revolution, "Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés," which will take place June 18-20, 2010 at West Point, New York.
George Washington was described as the “father of his country,” yet he had no children of his own. Instead he raised a nation. He led the Continental Army to victory, presided over the Constitutional Convention, and served as the first president of the United States. Less appreciated is how, throughout his career, Washington also mentored a new generation of leaders. Men such as Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, Nathanael Greene, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Henry Knox experienced Washington’s tutelage. What characterized Washington’s relationships with his protégés? To what extent did he act as a role model for the men who, as both military and civilian leaders, served under or after him? Was he a stern parent or a nurturing father for those who entered his circle?
Dedicated to the memory of noted Washington scholar Don Higginbotham, "Sons of the Father" features presentations by Jack Greene, Fred Anderson, Peter Henriques, Theodore Crackel, Mary-Jo Kline, and several other historians.
For registration information, please contact Professor Robert McDonald, U.S. Military Academy.
Professor Robert McDonald
Department of History
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
Phone: (845) 938-3311
Fax: (845) 938-3932 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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