Episode 9-William Henry Harrison and Berkeley Plantation

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Season 1, Episode 9: William Henry Harrison and Berkeley Plantation

William Henry Harrison’s birthplace at the Berkeley Plantation, home to six generations of Harrisons.

The only presidential birthplace where the president’s birth is only one of the five most interesting things to happen there. Also, learn about why William Henry Harrison conveniently elided his regal roots in favor of the log cabin myth.

Berkeley Plantation website.

Berkeley Plantation‘s listing on James River Plantations.

Berkeley from above. (from Berkeley website)
Berkeley main house in the 1920s; the porch and portico were destroyed in a fire.
My favorite room (and most William Henry Harrison centric) from the Berekley website.
William Henry Harrison portrait by James Reid Lambdin.

William Henry Harrison Birthplace: 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, Virginia.

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Recommended Reading for William Henry Harrison

Booraem, Hendrik. A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

Burr, Samuel Jones. The Life and Times of William Henry Harrison

Owens, Robert. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy

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