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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2017-18 class of research fellows as she discusses her research topic The Traitor’s Wife: Peggy Arnold and Revolutionary America on Thursday, May 17, 2018. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Header Image: Portrait of Margaret Shippen (Mrs. Benedict Arnold) by Major John Andre, 1778. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery. 

About Charlene Boyer Lewis

Lewis is professor of History and director of American Studies at Kalamazoo College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She specializes in women’s history, Southern history, and American cultural and social history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790-1860 and, most recently, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic. Her next project is an examination of Margaret Shippen Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, and American culture in the Revolutionary Era.