Women Also Know Washington

“Life of George Washington — The Farmer,” painted by Junius Brutus Stearns ; lith. by Régnier, imp. Lemercier, Paris, 1853. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. By Lindsay Chervinsky In the preface to You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George… Read More

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Domestic Tranquility: Privacy and the Household in Revolutionary America

Today’s post accompanies “Creating the Fourth Amendment,” episode 261 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of Doing History 4: Understanding the Fourth Amendment. by Lauren Duval The image of a victorious and weary George Washington retiring to Mount Vernon after eight long years of battle… Read More

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The Sounds of Independence

Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, National Park Service photo This post accompanies “Celebrating the Fourth,” episode 245 of Ben Franklin’s World. At the bottom of the post you can find suggested readings on celebrating independence in the early United States and a special bonus clip from Shira Lurie. by Emily Sneff The Fourth of July… Read More

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