The Permanent Resident: Excavations and Explorations of George Washington’s Life
On October 13, 2022, Dr. Philip Levy gave a fascinating lecture on the principal archaeological sites associated with George Washington and what they say individually and collectively about his life and career.
No figure in American history has generated more public interest or sustained more scholarly research around his various homes and habitations than has George Washington. The Permanent Resident is the first book to bring the principal archaeological sites of Washington’s life together under one cover, revealing what they say individually and collectively about Washington’s life and career and how Americans have continued to invest these places with meaning. Two hundred years after his death, at the sites of his many abodes, Washington remains an inescapable presence. The Permanent Resident guides readers through the places where Washington lived and in which Americans have memorialized him, speaking to issues that have defined and challenged America from his time to our own.
Philip Levy is Professor of History at the University of South Florida and the author of George Washington Written on the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape and The Permanent Resident: Excavations and Explorations of George Washington’s Life.
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