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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 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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    George Washington and American Nationhood

    George Mason University history professor Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s legacy and how Washington laid a foundation for the success of the United States.

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    George Washington's Slaves

    Professor Emeritus Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s slaves. He used Washington’s extensive records to give a glimpse into the lives and personalities of six individual slaves, Sambo Anderson, Caroline,…

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    After Words with Edward Lengel

    Mr. Lengel provides a fresh look at the legend of America’s first president and debunks several myths that are centuries old. He talked with fellow George Washington expert Peter Henriques.

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    Reenactment of George Washington Funeral

    Over 250 reenactors at Mount Vernon, including descendants of Washington and his slaves, recreated the funeral of George Washington the mark the 200th anniversary of his death. Several…

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    Life in Revolutionary America

    At Stratford Hall Plantation, birthplace of Robert E. Lee, a discussion was held on early life in revolutionary America, as part of the annual summer seminar for teachers. The teachers…

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    George Washington and the American Revolution

    History professors talked about George Washington and the prelude to revolution. In separate addresses they discussed the reasons Washington became an ardent supporter of war despite his…

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    Realistic Visionary

    Peter Henriques talked about his book Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, published by the University of Virginia Press. The book is not a conventional biography but rather a series of essays on…

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