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How did George Washington manage his farms?

1,899 views September 11, 2023
See inside a rare book given to George Washington by a close friend and learn about the experiences of the enslaved farmers on Washington's plantation. Farming was Washington’s greatest passion, and he devoted himself to the study of new and emerging agricultural practices. In this video, Associate Curator Jessie Macleod discusses how enslaved men and women at Mount Vernon put some of these innovative ideas into practice. Learn more:
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