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Dec 12
2011

Westward!

America outgrows her 13 colonies and stretches her boundaries west. CNU Professor Phillip Hamilton explains the sprawl.

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Nov 28
2011

Harsh World, This World

The diverse relationships between slaves and masters were governed by kindness, betrayal, trust, and cruelty. A new Electronic Field Trip, "Harsh World, This World" examines the complex familiarity of slavery.

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Oct 10
2011

Meet Benjamin Franklin

Wry humor softens the sharp wit of this quintessentially American founding father. Interpreter John Hamant talks about portraying Benjamin Franklin.

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Feb 7
2011

Freedom Bound

Slavery gains a foothold in the American colonies as early as 1619. In the years that follow, laws and resistance grow around the institution with equal determination. Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander discusses slavery's early path.

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Jan 10
2011

Skill and Science in Historic Trades

Intelligence born of practice combines with the study of science to complete the historic tradesman's store of knowledge. Director of Historic Trades Jay Gaynor describes the balance.

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Dec 13
2010

A Perfect Copy

By 1820, the original Declaration was showing signs of wear. John Quincy Adams commissioned a now-famous facsimile. Librarian Doug Mayo describes Colonial Williamsburg's copy.

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Nov 15
2010

The Bill of Rights

Do you know your rights? Professor of Law Henry Chambers explains the lasting wisdom of the Constitution's first 10 amendments.

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Oct 11
2010

The Will of the People

What did the founders really intend for our democracy? Political Science Professor Quentin Kidd talks about how the government was built and how Americans have adapted it.

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Aug 9
2010

Meet Martha Washington

"As George was what the soldiers looked to, Martha then became what women looked to." Learn more about the remarkable life of the first First Lady with interpreter Lee Ann Rose.

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Apr 5
2010

Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet

Museum conservators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. Exhibit Curator Emily Williams outlines the plan of attack in "Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet."

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Mar 8
2010

The Rights of Youth

Children and the law: Historian Cathy Hellier and Law Professor Jim Dwyer contrast 18th-century and 21st-century juvenile justice.

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Mar 1
2010

Daniel Boone

Folk legend Daniel Boone was a reluctant hero in his lifetime. Historic Interpreter Scott New tells the story of the humble hunter.

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  • Bring Daniel Boone to your classroom with the Westward! Electronic Field Trip

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Dec 7
2009

The John Smith Well

Discovery continues at Virginia's James Fort, site of America's first permanent English settlement. Archaeologist Bill Kelso gets to the bottom of a 1609 well.

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Nov 16
2009

The Cherokee Nation

The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.

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Apr 6
2009

What's an EFT?

Director of Educational Program Development Bill White and his team create a television broadcast to nurture citizens for a new era.

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Feb 16
2009

Freedom Bound

The instinct for liberty is a universal human trait, explains EFT author Christy Coleman.

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Dec 8
2008

Making History Live

Relating the daily lives of America's ancestors is the product of research and performance. Performer Kat Getward shares the part that music plays in the EFT "Making History Live."

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Oct 13
2008

The Will of the People

Contentious elections are the founders' legacy, explains Bill White, the Theresa A. and Lawrence C. Salameno Director of Educational Program Development.

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Mar 3
2008

Treasure Keepers

Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Feb 4
2008

No Master Over Me

A man purchases his enslaved family to set them free. James Ingram shares the tale.

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Dec 3
2007

Founders or Traitors

Not all colonists were ready to follow their leaders into revolution. Interpreters Steve Holloway and John Hamant debate in character as John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

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Nov 26
2007

Playing the Part

Taking the shape of a founding father calls for equal parts of preparation and imagination. Interpreters John Hamant and Steve Holloway detail the process.

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Nov 5
2007

Emissaries of Peace

Adept negotiators in pursuit of peace, the Cherokee tribe endures through centuries of change. Colonial Williamsburg director and producer Linda Randulfe talks about the November 8 Electronic Field Trip, "Emissaries of Peace."

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Oct 8
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part Two

With 60 percent of James Fort unexplored, the island outpost guards a wealth of stories. Bill Kelso continues the hunt for discovery.

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Oct 1
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part One

The most impartial chronicle of Jamestown Settlement is in its trash. Curator Bly Straube explains.

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Apr 23
2007

Jamestown Unearthed

Portraying lesser-known historical figures gives Willie Balderson an opportunity to relate the experiences of the everyday man.

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Feb 9
2007

The Slave Trade

The slave trade touched the lives of people around the globe, explains Colonial Williamsburg's Educational Program Development director Bill White.

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Oct 16
2006

"Yorktown" Electronic Field Trip"

On the October 19th debut of Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trip "Yorktown," participating students across the nation will learn history almost by accident.

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Jan 9
2006

Instilling a love of American history

Colonial Williamsburg's Bill White shares his passion for teaching American history and citizenship to students across America and beyond.

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