Roger Hudson explains the story behind a 19th-century photograph of George Washington's mausoleum.
Anne Ammundsen laments the lack of public access to a revelatory account of a young English officer who crossed swords – and words – with George Washington.
A distant monarch, political factionalism, vainglorious commanders and the distraction of European enemies helped George Washington seal victory in the American War of Independence, writes Kenneth Baker, who explores the conflict through caricature and print.
Susan-Mary Grant looks at a new biography of George Washington and an indepth study of a formative year in his life - 1776.
Stuart Leibiger looks at one of the most significant relationships behind the politics that produced the American Constitution.
The first president of the United States died on December 14th, 1799.
New books on the early days in American history
200 years on, the 'inferior endorsements' that Washington brought to the first Presidential inauguration can be seen, Esmond Wright argues, as extraordinarily successful in setting constitutional precedents that have endured in the United States.
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