Tag: George Washington

Virtual Lunch Bite – Mercy Otis Warren’s Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous

Join Research Services Librarian Rachel Nellis for a discussion of Mercy Otis Warren’s Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous, published in 1790, that contains two plays and several allegorical or satirical poems on the Revolution that were dedicated to George Washington and praised by Alexander Hamilton. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is […]

Virtual Author’s Talk – George Washington, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the Origins of American Neutrality

George Washington and his cabinet issued the Neutrality Proclamation in 1793 to shield the United States from European warfare. This proclamation owed its existence to numerous sources, including Washington’s military experiences and European diplomatic precedents. A lesser known, but highly influential, inspiration came from the Society of the Cincinnati, whose French members had served alongside […]