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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: 182. Recording an Oral History of the Obama Presidency with Evan D. McCormick

185. Seeking a City of Refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp with Marcus P. Nevius

November 19th, 2020

The Great Dismal Swamp is a remarkable feature of the southern coastal plain. Spanning from Norfolk, Virginia to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Swamp… Go to Episode

184. Becoming Citizens of Convenience on the U.S.-Canadian Border with Lawrence B. A. Hatter

November 12th, 2020

In 1783, the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which confirmed American independence. As part of the treaty negotiations, American… Go to Episode

183. Trading Spaces in the Colonial Marketplace with Emma Hart

November 5th, 2020

With another American presidential election behind us, talk will inevitably turn to the economy and how the president will handle it. That begs a series… Go to Episode

182. Recording an Oral History of the Obama Presidency with Evan D. McCormick

October 29th, 2020

What is a legacy? As the artist Lin-Manual Miranda tells us, it’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. American presidents, regardless of… Go to Episode