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Reading Excerpts from George Washington’s Diary (1753-1754) | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI

BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with historian and author
Stephen F. Knott to talk about the fascinating excerpts from George Washington’s
Diaries in our new digital history textbook, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Knott and Williams examine the text of Washington’s Diaries from 1753-1754 in which
the young Virginian engaged in a key colonial diplomatic mission to the French Empire.
They also explore the context of the larger imperial struggle involving the French,
British, colonists, and Native Americans in North America during the mid-eighteenth century.