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





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

On November 20, 2015, Library fellow Timothy Walker will offer a rare European view of Revolutionary America, explaining the significant role that the Portuguese empire played in the story of the U.S. struggle for independence. Included will be a discussion of his research topic at the Fred W. Smith National Library, “Commercial Relationships between George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and the Kingdom of Portugal: Commodities, Ports & Merchants.”

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Timothy Walker

Dr. Walker is an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Recent publications include “Atlantic Dimensions of the American Revolution: Imperial Priorities and the Portuguese Reaction to the North American Bid for Independence (1775-1783),” and “The Medicines Trade in the Portuguese Atlantic World: Dissemination of Plant Remedies and Healing Knowledge from Brazil, c. 1580-1830.”


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