Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

Battlefield Office Politics

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Mark Edward Lender to discuss the Conway Cabal and the challenge to General Washington's leadership position.

Mark Edward Lender holds a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University and is Professor Emeritus of History at Kean University, from which he retired as Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2011. He has written and taught widely on early American social, military, and institutional history with an emphasis on the War for Independence, and he is the author or co-author of ten books, including A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 (with James Kirby Martin), and Citizen Soldier: The Revolutionary War Diary of Joseph Bloomfield (also with Martin). Lender’s scholarship has won a number of awards including the Cincinnati History Prize, the Mark Keller Award, the Richard P. McCormick Prize, and the Richard J. Hughes Award.

Joseph Stoltz is a historian and the Deputy Director of Leadership Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He is also the author of A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory.

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