5. Entrepreneur

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Dennis J. Pogue

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch5

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Pogue, D. J. (2012) Entrepreneur, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch5

Author Information

  1. at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • George Washington as the entrepreneur;
  • committed entrepreneur, exploring new markets;
  • primitive farming practices;
  • Washington's commitment to wheat cultivation;
  • blacksmith's shop, of the plantation economy;
  • Mount Vernon, profitable commercial opportunity;
  • Washington's library, and New Principles of Gardening;
  • Washington's contact with Young's “new husbandry”;
  • Washington's desire, in freeing the Custis slaves;
  • fate of the Mount Vernon slaves, Washington's challenge


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • List of Further Readings