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

Growing Up At Mount Vernon

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Cassandra Good, former Library research fellow and Assistant Professor of History at Marymount University, to discuss her latest research on George Washington's step-grandchildren and their lives at Mount Vernon.

 

Cassandra Good is Assistant Professor of History at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is the author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic and is currently writing a biography of George Washington’s family in the nineteenth century.

 

 

 

 

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.

Edward Savage painting of Washington's family discussed in the episode.

Image Credit: Washington family by Edward Savage (American, 1761 - 1817), 1798, Ink on paper; stipple engraving, M-1152. Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

 

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