Conversations at the Washington Library


Mount Vernon hosts numerous programs every year welcoming individuals who share our dedication to generating and disseminating knowledge about early American history This series is an opportunity to go behindthescenes and explore the indepth work done to build a more complete understanding of the past


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Title: Editing Early America with Nadine Zimmerli

Editing Early America with Nadine Zimmerli

December 5th, 2019

Dr. Nadine Zimmerli recently joined The University of Virginia Press as its editor of History and Social Sciences books. A former editor at the Omohundro… Go to Episode

A Constitutional Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2019

We’re off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back next week with conversations featuring some of the leading lights in early American… Go to Episode

Facing the Wrath of Rachel Jackson's God with Melissa Gismondi

November 21st, 2019

If you know anything about Rachel Jackson, chances are you know her best as Andrew Jackson’s wife. You might also know that Rachel died in late 1828,… Go to Episode

Quartering Troops in Early America with John McCurdy

November 14th, 2019

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson criticized George III for "Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us" in the years before… Go to Episode