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    Never Caught

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a…

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    George Washington in the South

    Author Warren Bingham talked about his book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour. He spoke about the newly elected president’s three-month trip to southern states intended to unify the…

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    George Washington's Distillery

    An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was…

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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

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    Artist Depictions of George Washington

    William diGiacomantonio talked about how artists have depicted George Washington, including famous portraits by John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, and Horatio Greenough.

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    Q&A with Edward Larson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Pepperdine University Professor Edward J. Larson talked about his book, George Washington, Nationalist.

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    Alexander Hamilton and George Washington

    Stephen Knott, author of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth, talked about the relationship between Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. He argued that…

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    1789 Debate Over Chief Executive Title

    Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon talked about her book, For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789. When George Washington was elected chief executive in 1789, Congress…

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    Washington's Descendants at Tudor Place

    Grant Quertermous talked about the history of Tudor Place and George and Martha Washington’s descendants who lived at the mansion from the late 18th century to the end of the 20th century. He…

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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

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    George Washington and His Books

    Adrienne Harrison talked about her book, A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington. She spoke about the George Washington she discovered through the books he read and…

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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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    George Washington's Journey

    T.H. Breen talked about his book George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation, in which he recalls George Washington’s trips across thirteen states during the early part…

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    The Washingtons

    Flora Fraser talked about her book, The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love", in which she examines the public and private relationship between George and…

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    The Return of George Washington

    Edward Larson talked about his book The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, in which he examines the political career of George Washington. He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th…

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    Print Images of George Washington

    Wendy Wick Reaves talked about 18th century print images of General George Washington. She explored the lesser known, and less accurate, depictions of General Washington that circulated…

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    George Washington's Copy of the Constitution

    President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever paid for an American…

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    Images of George Washington

    Debra Hanson spoke about the various images of George Washington in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. She spoke about how the placement, style, and narrative content of the images work…

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    George Washington's and Billy Lee

    James Thompson discusses why George Washington may have granted his personal slave land and freedom. William Lee, known as Billy Lee, was George Washington’s personal slave, and Washington…

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    George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and was then voted to preside over the convention. The…

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