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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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    On April 14th, 2015, Washington College’s own Adam Goodheart sat down with novelist Martha Hodes to discuss her novel Mourning Lincoln , a day before the anniversary of his assassination.

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    The four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize – Nick Bunker, Richard Dunn, François Furstenberg and Eric Nelson – offer new insights into the American Revolution, its impact on the rest of the world, and the very meaning of liberty.

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    WC’s Adam Goodheart has penned a poignant cover story for the April issue of National Geographic, merging the sad history of how Americans mourned Lincoln’s death with diverse views about his legacy today. On April 13 he will join another historian for an on-stage conversation about how the nation mourned Lincoln’s death 150 years ago.

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    Professor’s book about Revolutionary POWs held in Lancaster, Pa., is named 2014 Book of the Year by an online history journal devoted to America’s Founding.