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Meeting Alexander Hamilton, Attorney at Law, with Kate Brown: Explorations in Early American Law Part 2

8/22/2019
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We all know Alexander Hamilton for his service during the Revolutionary War, his tenure as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and his death at the hands of Aaron Burr. But have you met Alexander Hamilton, Attorney at Law? In Part 2 of our four-part exploration of early American law, Dr. Kate Elizabeth Brown of Western Kentucky University introduces us to a man who was as ferocious in the court room as he was battling Thomas Jefferson over the National Bank. And as Dr. Brown argues in her...

Duration:00:48:49

The Transatlantic Reach of Thomas Erskine and Law in the Age of Revolutions with Nicola Phillips: Explorations in Early American Law Part 1

8/15/2019
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In what ways did the United States remain bound to Great Britain in the decades after American Independence? As it turns out, the law and legal ideas served as a connection between Americans and their former British brethren. In today's episode we talk to Dr. Nicola Phillips of Royal Hollway, University of London, about the life and career of Thomas Erskine. The Scottish-born Erskine was a member of an elite family whose ranks included Henry, Lord Advocate of Scotland, and David, 11th Earl...

Duration:00:41:43

Finding George Washington in Scotland with Rachel Hosker

8/8/2019
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How did a George Washington letter find a home Scotland? In this episode of Conversations at the Washington Library, Jim Ambuske talks with Rachel Hosker, deputy head of special collections and archives manager at the University Edinburgh Library about a document that connects Washington to Adam Ferguson, one of the major figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Recorded in Edinburgh at the library's Centre for Research Collections, Ambuske and Hosker also look over Washington's Political...

Duration:00:39:45

Resilience in a Time of War: A Special Purple Heart Commemoration Day Conversation with LTC Matthew Kutilek, USMC

8/1/2019
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In this episode, Jim Ambuske chats with LTC Matthew Kutilek, USMC, a 2001 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Kutilek is a United States Marine Special Operations Officer with 18+ years of active duty service with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is this year's featured speaker at Mount Vernon's Purple Heart Commemoration Day on August 10th. In this podcast, Kutilek discusses his passion for history, service in the Marine Corps, and the 2010 combat...

Duration:00:49:45

Looking for Lafayette with Jordan Pellerito

7/29/2019
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In this episode, Jim Ambuske sits down with first year Ph.D. student Jordan Pellerito of the University of Missouri who is interning this summer at the Washington Library. Pellerito tells us about her Master’s degree work on the Marquis de Lafayette and how she is spending her summer working with the Library’s collection of Rare Books while researching early U.S. Chambers of Commerce.

Duration:00:34:01

The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret Part 2

7/11/2019
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The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret Part 1 In this episode Dr Jim Ambuske continues his conversation with the Washington Librarys Research Historian Mary V Thompson to discuss her new book The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret George Washington Slavery and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:40:49

The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret Part 1

7/4/2019
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The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret Part 1 In this episode Dr Jim Ambuske sits down with the Washington Librarys Research Historian Mary V Thompson to discuss her new book The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret George Washington Slavery and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:30:23

Republican Laws and Monarchical Education

6/27/2019
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Republican Laws and Monarchical Education In this episode Dr Jim Ambuske sits down with Library research fellow Dr Mark Boonshoft to discuss education in the early republic For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:31:14

Welcome Jim Ambuske!

6/20/2019
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Welcome Jim Ambuske In this episode Dr Kevin Butterfield sits down with Dr Jim Ambuske the Washington Librarys new Digital Historian and future podcast host For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:30:20

Aboard the USS George Washington

6/13/2019
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Aboard the USS George Washington In this episode Dr Douglas Bradburn sits down with Captain Glenn Jamison Captain Daryle D Cardone and Command Master Chief Maurice Coffey of the USS George Washington on location at the aircraft carrier For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:25:16

Pen Versus Plow

6/6/2019
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Pen Versus Plow In this episode Dr Kevin Butterfield sits down with Kings CollegeGeorgian Papers Fellow Dr James Fisher to discuss his latest findings on the topic titled George Washington and the Transatlantic Circulation and Reception of Agricultural Literature and Knowledge For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:32:19

Birthing a Nation

5/30/2019
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Birthing a Nation In this episode Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod sits down with Library research fellow Sara Collini to discuss her latest findings on the topic titled Birthing a Nation Enslaved Women and Midwifery in Early America 17501820 For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:29:10

Valley Forge

5/23/2019
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Valley Forge In this episode Dr Joe Stoltz sits down with Tom Clavin to discuss his new book titled Valley Forge For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:28:37

Woodland Washington

5/22/2019
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Woodland Washington In this episode Dr Joseph Stoltz sits down with Peter Stark author of Young Washington How Wilderness and War Forged Americas Founding Father to discuss Washingtons early career and its impact on his life For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:32:51

The British Are Coming

5/16/2019
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The British Are Coming In this bonussized episode Dr Douglas Bradburn sits down with bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson to discuss volume one of his new Revolution Trilogy titled The British are Coming The War for America Lexington to Princeton 17751777 For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:01:22:09

In the Hurricane's Eye

5/9/2019
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In the Hurricanes Eye In this episode Dr Kevin C Butterfield sits down with worldrenowned author and 2016 George Washington Prize winner Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his latest book In the Hurricanes Eye The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:30:07

Buried Lives

5/2/2019
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Buried Lives In this episode Dr Kevin C Butterfield sits down with Carla McClafferty author of the book Buried Lives The Enslaved People of George Washingtons Mount Vernon For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:26:50

The Proof of the Pudding will be in the Eating

4/25/2019
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The Proof of the Pudding will be in the Eating In this episode Dr Kevin C Butterfield sits down with Library research fellow and worldrenowned chef Justin Cherry to discuss his research topic The Impact of George Washingtons Mount Vernon in 18th Century Foodways For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:25:12

Albert Gallatin, the Early Republic, and the Atlantic World

4/18/2019
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Albert Gallatin the Early Republic and the Atlantic World In this episode Dr Kevin C Butterfield sits down with Dr Sean P Harvey Library research fellow and associate professor of history at Seton Hall University to discuss his research topic tilted Albert Gallatin the Early Republic and the Atlantic World For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:32:50

Young Benjamin Franklin

4/11/2019
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Young Benjamin Franklin In this episode Dr Kevin C Butterfield sits down with Nick Bunker author and 2015 George Washington Prize winner to discuss his new book Young Benjamin Franklin The Birth of Ingenuity For more information check out our website wwwmountvernonorgpodcast

Duration:00:30:38