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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2014-2015 class of fellows, as they present their findings and their research at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

On November 19, 2014 at the Rubenstein Leadership Hall in the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Kristen D. Burton, a member of the Library’s 2014-2015 class of fellows, will discuss the results of her research topic, "John Barleycorn vs. Sir Richard Rum: Alcohol, the Atlantic, and the Distilling of Colonial Identity 1650-1800".

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Kristen Burton

Burton is a Ph.D. candidate in the transatlantic history program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research examines the production, consumption, and shifting perceptions of alcohol in colonial North America and the Caribbean. She currently teaches courses in United States history at UT Arlington as a part of the Enhanced Doctoral Teaching Fellowship.


Attendees should park in Mount Vernon visitor parking lots and enter the library campus via the pedestrian gate near the 4-way stop.