Episodes

Mount Vernon Slavery The Washingtons

114. The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret with Mary Thompson: Part 1

July 4, 2019

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 …

Politics Early United States

113. Republican Laws and Monarchical Education with Mark Boonshoft

June 27, 2019

Once the United States achieved its independence, how did white Americans expect to educate the new republic's youth? How did questions about education become a flash point in the battle between Federalists and Republicans o…

Digital History

112. Welcome Jim Ambuske!

June 20, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin Butterfield sits down with Dr. Jim Ambuske the Washington Library's new Digital Historian and future podcast host. About Our Guest: Jim Ambuske, Ph.D. leads the Center for Digital History at the Wa…

111. Aboard the USS George Washington

June 13, 2019

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. --- Send in a voic…

110. Pen Versus Plow

June 6, 2019

In this episode Dr Kevin Butterfield sits down with Kings College Georgian Papers Fellow Dr. James Fisher to discuss his latest findings on the topic titled George Washington and the Transatlantic Circulation and Reception o…

109. Birthing a Nation

May 30, 2019

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 1750-182…

108. Valley Forge

May 23, 2019

In this episode, Dr Joe Stoltz sits down with Tom Clavin to discuss his new book entitled Valley Forge . For more information check out our website www.mountvernon.org/podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm…

107. The British Are Coming

May 16, 2019

In this bonus-sized episode Dr Douglas Bradburn sits down with bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson to discuss volume one of his new Revolution Trilogy entitled The British are Coming The War for Americ…

106. In the Hurricane's Eye

May 9, 2019

In this episode, Dr Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with world renowned author and 2016 George Washington Prize winner Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his latest book, In the Hurricanes Eye The Genius of George Washington and …

105. Buried Lives

May 2, 2019

In this episode, Dr Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Carla McClafferty author of the book, Buried Lives The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon. For more information check out our website www.mountvernon.o…

104. The Proof of the Pudding will be in the Eating

April 25, 2019

In this episode Dr Kevin C. Butterfield, sits down with Library research fellow and world-renowned chef Justin Cherry to discuss his research topic, "The Impact of George Washingtons Mount Vernon in 18th Century Foodways." F…

103. Albert Gallatin, the Early Republic, and the Atlantic World

April 18, 2019

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 Ear…

102. Young Benjamin Franklin

April 11, 2019

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 o…

101. Constitution Making In Early America

April 4, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with research fellow Dr. James Hrdlicka to discuss his latest findings on the origins and development of American democratic constitutionalism. For more information check o…

100. Remember The Ladies!

March 28, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Woody Holton to discuss the 10th anniversary of his Bancroft Prize winning book, Abigail Adams. For more information check out our website at www.mountvernon.org/p…

99. The National Bank Controversy

March 21, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Eric Lomazoff, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, to discuss his new book, Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics…

98. Listener Questions!

March 14, 2019

In this episode, Anthony King sits down with Dr. Joe Stoltz, Co-Director of the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon, and Dr. Dana Stefanelli, Assistant Editor for the Papers of George Washington Project fo…

97. Give Me Sofas Or Give Me Death!

March 7, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Joe Stoltz sits down with Adam Erby, Associate Curator at Mount Vernon, to discuss the newly restored front parlor room in the mansion. For more information check out our website at www.mountvernon.org/p…

96. Jefferson's Daughters

March 4, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Catherine Kerrison, a Professor of history at Villanova University, to discuss her book, Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America.…

95. A Toast To George Washington

Feb. 21, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down again with Steve Bashore, the Director of Historic Trades at George Washington's Mount Vernon, to further discuss the whiskey production on-site. For more information check out ou…

94. The Return of the Harpsichord

Feb. 14, 2019

In this episode, Access Services Librarian Samantha Snyder sits down with Library research fellow Dr. Joyce Lindorff to discuss her research on Nelly Parke Custis as well as the newly restored harpsichord that has been recen…

93. Frontier Rebels

Feb. 7, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library, to discuss his latest book, Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the…

92. Researching at the Washington Library

Jan. 31, 2019

In this episode, Anthony King sits down with Samantha Snyder, Access Services Librarian at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, to discuss the research operations at the Libr…

91. Don't Just Lead, Revolutionize

Jan. 24, 2019

In this episode, Anthony King sits down with Dr. Joe Stoltz, Co-Director of the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon, to discuss leadership-based programs on-site. For more information check out our website…