Monthly Archives: August 2015

Welcome to the Blog!

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Mount Vernon Day 5 – Slavery Revisited

So I wasn’t intending to make another video talking about slavery on George Washington’s estate, but visited Washington’s tomb and nearby found the slave cemetery. I sat and looked around for a while and this video sort of just happened. … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Day 5 – Up With the Sun

I got up this morning in time to see the sun come up from the river side of the mansion. The view of the sun coming up over the Potomac is wonderful, but there are some trees in the middle … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Day 5 – Slavery Again

I went for a walk this morning and was trying to talk out my ideas about slavery here at Mount Vernon. Below is a video in which I’ve recorded some of those musings.

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Mount Vernon Day 4 – Slavery

There is so much to say about slavery at Mount Vernon that its going to take me a few videos/blog posts to even begin to deal with. Here are some of my first pictures and  thoughts.

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Mount Vernon Day 3 – Down on the Farm

This morning I walked through the garden where there was a lot of pruning and trimming going on. Here’s a video from just outside the garden wall. Later on we walked to the Pioneer Farm, which is a portion of … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Day 2.2 – 1799 Census

When I got to class this morning we began by looking at George Washington’s census of all his plantations in 1799. Much of it consists of lists of slaves he owned and were owned by his wife Martha. It is … Continue reading

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