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2011-05-25 19:30:00

MOUNT VERNON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seventh annual George Washington Book Prize, co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington's Mount Vernon, honoring the year's best book about America's founding era, has been awarded to Pauline Maier for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

2009-12-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced that Tim Bailey, a fifth grade teacher at Escalante Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the recipient of the 2009 Preserve America National History Teacher of the Year award.

2008-07-06 15:00:28

Racine library pays tribute to Hamilton Racine -- "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America" - - a traveling exhibit that tells the story of his rise to George Washington's war time aide and later to Washington's Secretary of the Treasury -- opens Wednesday at the Racine Public Library and continues through Aug.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.