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  • Washington Journal Craig Shirley Discusses His New Book  News of the Day
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    Craig Shirley Discusses Mary Ball Washington

    Author Craig Shirley discussed his new book Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother.

  • George Washingtons Crossing Reenactment
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    George Washington's Crossing Reenactment

    Living history enthusiasts gathered to row across the Delaware River at the spot where George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on December 25, 1776.…

  • Remembering George Washington
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    Remembering George Washington

    Matthew Costello talked about his new book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President. He discussed the ways that Americans…

  • George Washingtons Character
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    George Washington's Character

    Gene Allen Smith, a Texas Christian University history professor, taught a class about George Washington’s character. He examined how the first president interacted with his contemporaries,…

  • Washington Winchester and the French and Indian War
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    Washington, Winchester, and the French and Indian War

    Historian Carl Ekberg talked about George Washington’s ties to Winchester, Virginia, during the French and Indian War. He explored the decisive role the war played in the growth of Winchester,…

  • Nathaniel Philbrick Discusses emValiant Ambitionem
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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…

  • emThe Widow Washingtonem
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    The Widow Washington

    Martha Saxton, history and women’s studies professor at Amherst College, recalled the life of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington. Professor Saxton is the author of The Widow…

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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…

  • Archaeology at George Washingtons Alexandria Property
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    Archaeology at George Washington's Alexandria Property

    In addition to his Mount Vernon estate along the Potomac river, George Washington owned a townhouse in the heart of nearby Alexandria, Virginia. The current owner, Rick Garcia, talked about his…

  • George Washington and Designing the Capital City
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    George Washington and Designing the Capital City

    Matthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington’s vision for the capital city later named for him. Washington’s influence extended not only to the city’s design, but…

  • George Washington and Alexander Hamilton
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    George Washington and Alexander Hamilton

    Historian Peter Henriques talked about the relationship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He discussed why their collaboration was an important factor in founding the nation,…

  • emYoung Washingtonem
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    Young Washington

    Peter Stark recounted the early life and military career of George Washington.

  • George Washingtons View
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    George Washington's View

    The leadership of George Washington’s Mount Vernon took the rare step of holding a press conference in hopes of preventing the building of a natural gas compressor station within sight of the first…

  • White House Architect James Hoban
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    White House Architect James Hoban

    Two Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington to design the president’s house. They discussed Hoban’s architectural influences and how…

  • George Washingtons Faith
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    George Washington's Faith

    Historian Peter Lillback talked about his book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. He argued that while many historians consider Washington to be a deist or only a nominal Christian, he was,…

  • Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin
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    Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin

    George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted the annual Martha Washington Lecture, which highlights new thinking about her life and times. This year, the focus was on two 18th century women. Amherst College…

  • Mount Vernon President Interview
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    Mount Vernon President Interview

    Mount Vernon President and CEO Doug Bradburn, on the eve of a White House state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron, provided historical insight into the private dinner and the special…

  • George Washington and Native Americans
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    George Washington and Native Americans

    Colin Calloway - author of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation - talked about Washington and his relationship with…

  • George Washingtons Literary Life
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    George Washington's Literary Life

    Author Kevin Hayes discussed George Washington’s love of reading and how it influenced his thinking on everything from military matters to gardening and religion. Washington was considered by many of…

  • George Washington and the Early Presidency
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    George Washington and the Early Presidency

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discussed how George Washington’s vision for the American Republic shaped the role of president. Mr. Smith then talked about Founding Fathers…

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