By Mary V. Thompson. ISBN 978-0-8139-2763-3. Copyright 2008. Hardcover with 264 pages and 10 black and white illustrations.
Mount Vernon researcher Mary Thompson endeavors to get beyond the current preoccupation with whether Washington and other founders were or were not evangelical Christians to ask what place religion had in their lives. Thompson follows Washington and his family over several generations, situating her inquiry in the context of new work on the place of religion in colonial and post-revolutionary Virginia and the Chesapeake.