Peter J. Kastor

Peter J. Kastor is Samuel K. Eddy Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author or editor of eight books on the era of the American Revolution, including The Nation’s Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America, and William Clark’s World: Describing America in an Age of Unknowns.

Posts by Peter J. Kastor

Marriage in the White House

If the role of marriage in the presidency and the public attention it receives has changed, it is more a matter of degree and of detail than any sort of revolution. Marriage has always been an inextricable feature of the presidency.