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In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Woody Holton to discuss the 10th anniversary of his Bancroft Prize winning book, Abigail Adams.

Woody Holton is the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina where he teaches Early American history, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on economic history, African Americans, Native Americans, and women. A former professor at the University of Richmond, he is the author of Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007), and his book, Abigail Adams received the Bancroft Prize in 2010.


Kevin C. Butterfield is the new Executive Director of the Washington Library. He comes to Mount Vernon from the University of Oklahoma, where he served as the Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and Constitutional Studies Program, holding an appointment as the Wick Cary Professor and Associate Professor of Classics and Letters.