I Am Murdered

Bruce Chadwick talked about I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation (Wiley; January 9, 2009). In the book Mr. Chadwick… read more

Bruce Chadwick talked about I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation (Wiley; January 9, 2009). In the book Mr. Chadwick recalls the murder of George Wythe, who represented Virginia at the Constitutional Convention and was a close friend and teacher to Thomas Jefferson. He examines what he deems America’s first “trial of the century,” as former representative Wythe lived long enough after his deliberate poisoning to attribute the murder to his grandnephew, George Wythe Sweeny. However, despite Mr. Wythe’s claim and the first-hand account of his maid, Lydia Broadnax (who survived the poisoning), Mr. Sweeny was never found guilty of the charge. Following his remarks Mr. Chadwick responded to audience members' questions.

Bruce Chadwick is the author of several books, including ]The First American Army] and George Washington’s War. close

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I Am Murdered

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
Clinton, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2009 | 8:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 26, 2009 | 3:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 21, 2009 | 8:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 22, 2009 | 4:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2009 | 1:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 10:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 2009 | 1:37am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2009 | 3:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2009 | 3:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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