Special Issue - George Washington Prize 2018
American colonial elites surrounded themselves with paintings, furniture, and other objects to shape their identities, and set themselves apart from other elements of society
Divisions in society and religion that still exist today resulted from the "Great Awakenings" of the 18th Century
We can better understand how Washington thought by piecing together clues that have remained hidden in the books he once owned.
Patrick Henry adhered to five ideas that drove him and his neighbors first to resist, and then to declare themselves independent of Great Britain.
After the French and Indian War, Britain reimagined North America and created hundreds of maps to bring about that vision after gaining vast new territories