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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.

Starr Center Stories

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    This Fall, Washington College celebrated the tenth year of the George Washington Book Prize. The 2014 prize winner Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy visited the campus on November 7.

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    Sailing aboard the 18th-century schooner  Sultana , a group of first-year students explored the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. Organized by Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, this ...

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    Political activist and author David Mixner visits campus October 14 to recount the campaigns he’s waged and the money he’s raised for causes close to his heart.

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    Traveling to ancient places in the Navajo Nation as part of Washington College’s Southwest Seminar, Rachel Brown ’16 is studying how losing and reclaiming a language influences a culture and its people.