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10 Ways to Judge a President

Bill Antholis and Barbara Perry (University of Virginia)

At the end of President Trump’s first year in office, Bill Antholis and Barbara Perry take a look at how it compares to other presidential first years.

11 mins

Presidential Prose

Colin Rafferty (University of Mary Washington)

Writer Colin Rafferty read a biography of every single president—and then wrote his own essays in response to their lives.

9 mins

Four Score and Many More

Rebecca Brannon (James Madison University)

The first presidents lived long lives for that era, with most of them living into their 80’s or even 90’s. Rebecca Brannon says that they may have been mistaken in the expectation that they would be given respect after office, based on their longevity and lifetime experiences.

7 mins

Founders Online

Sue Purdue (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) and Kathleen Williams

Sue Purdue and Kathleen Williams describe the scope of the remarkable project of the National Archives called Founders Online. Plus, some of the proofreaders who spent three years immersed in the handwriting of the founding fathers came away with a very intimate understanding of those who shaped our country.

24 mins

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