Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

061 George Washington in Retirement

December 22, 201554 min
If you had only six years to enjoy retirement what would you do?

Would you improve your plantation? Build canals? Or work behind-the-scenes to unite your country by framing a new central government?

These were just some of the activities undertaken by George Washington during his brief retirement from public service between 1783 and 1789.

Today, we explore the brief retirement of George Washington with Edward Larson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history and author of The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789.

Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/061

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