American History Founding Fathers

The First Presidential Cabinet

Historian Lindsay Chervinsky is the author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of An American Institution (Harvard University Press, 2020).

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Tony Williams Writes a 200-Page Alexander Hamilton Biography

Historian Tony Williams has tried to do the impossible: Write a 200-page biography of Alexander Hamilton.

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George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy

The Newburgh Conspiracy refers to the threat of a coup during the American Revolution. Continental Army soldiers hadn’t been paid in a long time and a disgruntled letter circulated in the camp at Newburgh. Tensions flared, and for a moment it looked like all was lost. Historian David Head explains what happens next and discusses his new book, A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution.