Conversations at the Washington Library

Conversations at the Washington Library is the premier podcast about George Washington and his Early American world. Join host Jim Ambuske as he talks with scholars, digital humanists, librarians, and other guests about Washington's era and the way we tell stories about the past.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 220 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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episode 112: 112. Welcome Jim Ambuske!


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 Washington Library. A historian of the American Revolution, Scotland, and the British Atlantic World, Ambuske graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016...


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 2019-06-20  30m
 
 

episode 113: 113. Republican Laws and Monarchical Education with Mark Boonshoft


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 over the meaning of the American Revolution and the nation's soul?

On today's episode, Dr...


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 2019-06-27  31m
 
 

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


About Our Guest:

Mary V. Thompson is a long-time (38 year) member of the staff at Mount Vernon, where she is now the Research Historian...


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 2019-07-04  30m
 
 

episode 115: 115. The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret with Mary Thompson: Part 2


In this episode, Dr. Jim Ambuske continues his conversation with the Washington Library's 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. Listen to Part 1 here.

About Our Guest:

Mary V. Thompson is a long-time (38 year) member of the staff at Mount Vernon, where she is now the Research Historian...


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 2019-07-11  41m
 
 

episode 116: 116. Looking for Lafayette with Jordan Pellerito


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.

About our Guest: 

Jordan Pellerito is a first year Ph.D...


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 2019-07-29  34m
 
 

episode 117: 117. Resilience in a Time of War: A Special Purple Heart Commemoration Day Conversation with LTC Matthew Kutilek, USMC


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...


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 2019-08-01  50m
 
 

episode 118: 118. Finding George Washington in Scotland with Rachel Hosker


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...


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 2019-08-08  40m
 
 

episode 119: 119. The Transatlantic Reach of Thomas Erskine and Law in the Age of Revolutions with Nicola Phillips: Explorations in Early American Law Part 1


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...


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 2019-08-15  42m
 
 

episode 120: 120. Meeting Alexander Hamilton, Attorney at Law, with Kate Brown: Explorations in Early American Law Part 2


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...


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 2019-08-22  49m
 
 

episode 121: 121. Interpreting George Washington's Constitution with Lindsay Chervinsky: Explorations in Early American Law Part 3


In the fall of 1789, George Washington ordered a printed copy of the Constitution along with the laws passed by the First Federal Congress. A book binder bound the printed sheets in leather and added the words "President of the United States" to the front cover. Washington referred to the volume as the "Acts of Congress." Inside, he made a few short marginal notations next to key passages in the Constitution. You can see a digitized version of the Acts of Congress here...


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 2019-08-29  59m
 
 
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