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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of the Washington Library's 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic, Envisioning Empire on the British-American Frontier: What did the West mean to George Washington? 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

About David Flaherty

Flaherty is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at the University of Virginia and is preparing to defend a dissertation on the construction of a British empire in the Atlantic in the early eighteenth century. His scholarship examines early American frontiers in pursuit of a better understanding of the development of states and empires around the Atlantic World. His new research will investigate the continuities between British empire-building and the creation of America’s “Empire of Liberty” by looking at one particular frontier place, the Ohio Valley.

David is the recipient of the Society of Colonial Wars Fellowship.