George and Martha Washington did not have children together, but they raised Martha's children from her first marriage and her grandchildren. Cassandra A. Good, award-winning scholar and writer, joins us to talk about this extended family, and the lives they led in the period after the Revolution. She tells their stories in her book First Family: George Washington's Heirs and the Making of America.
Professor Good's first book, Founding Friendships,received the Organization of American Historians Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in Women and Gender History, as an original exploration of the friendship relationships between men and women in the early Republic. Her ten-part series, "America's Founding Women," is available on Audible.