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On November 20, 2015, Library fellow Timothy Walker will offer a rare European view of Revolutionary America, explaining the significant role that the Portuguese empire played in the story of the U.S. struggle for independence. Included will be a discussion of his research topic at the Fred W. Smith National Library, “Commercial Relationships between George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and the Kingdom of Portugal: Commodities, Ports & Merchants.”
A new addition to the Washington Library’s special collections sheds light on George Washington's perspectives on the developing nation after leaving the presidency.
Nick Bunker’s An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America received the George Washington Book Prize.