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The Presidency: George Washington After Yorktown

Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Author William Fowler details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny in his book “American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years after Yorktown, 1781-1783.”

The event was hosted by the Social Law Library in Boston.

Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:45am (ET)

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