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  • George Washington in Retirement
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    George Washington in Retirement

    Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s life in retirement, and his conflicting desires to live a private life and to be an active political player.

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse
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    Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse

    Tom Hay gave a tour of the Courthouse building in Colonial Williamsburg and talked about the legal process in the colonial era, including the role of justices, clerks, and lawyers both…

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center
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    Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center

    Brenda Rosseau gave a tour of the Costume Design Center at Colonial Williamsburg, where all of the Colonial Williamsburg historic area costumes are researched and designed.

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury
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    Colonial Williamsburg Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury

    Ken Schwarz talked about James Anderson, who owned the blacksmith shop and public armoury in Williamsburg during the 1770s.

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  • Interpreting Colonial Slave Life
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    Interpreting Colonial Slave Life

    Harold Caldwell talked about slave life in colonial America.

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Capitol
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    Colonial Williamsburg Capitol

    Tom Hay gave a tour of the Capitol building in Colonial Williamsburg and spoke about politics on the eve of the American Revolution.

    340 views
  • Colonial Williamsburg Governors Palace
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    Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace

    Kimberly Ivey and historical interpreter Audrey Biser gave a tour of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, and spoke about the role of the royal governor and the beginning of the American…

    850 views
  • Dissolving the House of Burgesses
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    Dissolving the House of Burgesses

    Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portrayed a scene from May 26, 1774, the day Lord Dunmore, Virginia’s royal governor, dissolved Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

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  • Colonial Williamsburg
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    Colonial Williamsburg

    American History TV presented programming from Colonial Williamsburg. The program includes tours of the Governor’s Palace and Capitol Building, scenes from the historic district, and viewer…

    1,224 views
  • Discussion on George Washington and Benedict Arnold
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    George Washington and Benedict Arnold

    Historian Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s relationship with General Benedict Arnold. Professor Henriques spoke about how Washington’s response to Arnold’s failed plan to deliver…

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  • The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War
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    The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War

    History Professor Gordon Wood opened a conference on the “Origins of the Civil War.” Professor Wood talked about the emerging sectional split from the Revolution to about 1820 which for…

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  • emIn Defense of Thomas Jefferson The Sally Hemmings Sex Scandalem
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    In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemmings Sex Scandal

    William Hyland, Jr., talked about his book In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemmings Sex Scandal (Thomas Dunne Books; June 9, 2009). In his book the former prosecutor argues that Thomas Jefferson did not…

    1,360 views
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    George Washington's War

    At Williamsburg Booksellers in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Chadwick spoke about his book George Washington’s War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the American Presidency,…

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  • emThe First Emancipator  The Forgotten Story of Robert Carterem
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    The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter

    Andrew Levy talked about his book The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves, published by Random House. In 1791, Virginian Robert…

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