To the extent that one can attribute the making of America to individuals, we are able to say that this country's evolution, the development of large corporations and industries, the growth of some states of the Union, and the founding of one of the principle political parties, can be attributed to several brothers of one family from the State of Maine, named Washburn.
Theodore A. Webb is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, California.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: The Core and the Rind: The Families Chapter 3 Elihu Benjamin Washburne Chapter 4 Charles Ames Washburn Chapter 5 Some Personal Things Chapter 6 Excitement and Achievements Chapter 7 Work for Elihu, None for Charles Chapter 8 Now We are Engaged ... Chapter 9 Elihu Goes East, Charles Goes South Chapter 10 Challenge and Response: War Chapter 11 Charles Washburn and the United States Navy Chapter 12 From Fawning Praise to Hatred Chapter 13 The Ignominious Departure Chapter 14 Charles Out, Elihu In Chapter 15 History Making: Washburne and Washburn Chapter 16 The Impetuous Galenian Congressman Chapter 17 Minister Plenipotentiary Chapter 18 U.S. Experiences European Entanglements Chapter 19 At Last a French Republic Chapter 20 These Brothers, Night and Day Chapter 21 Washburne at Work for America, France, Germany Chapter 22 The Commune, a Government of the People, by the People Chapter 23 The End of the Commune Chapter 24 The End and a New Beginning Chapter 25 From the Uppermost Reaches to the Lowest Depths Chapter 26 Calm Before the Storm Chapter 27 Charles-the New England Individual Chapter 28 Summary of E.B. Washburne Chapter 29 Bibliography Chapter 30 Index