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Join bestselling writer, historian, and Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands for a look at the war within a war during the American Revolution: the dramatic conflict among American neighbors forced to choose between being Loyalists or Patriots.
Drawing on research for his new book, Our First Civil War, over the course of a single session Brand invites participants to consider: what causes people to forsake their country and take arms against it? What prompts their neighbors, hardly distinguishable in station or success, to defend that country against the rebels? Participants will explore these question and more, coming away with a new understanding of complex intra-colonial politics and power dynamics of a burgeoning nation — and they will consider how they continue to play out in our politics and sense of national identity to this day.
Purchase Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution through Greenlight Bookstore and request a signed bookplate to secure yours.
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H.W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, his books The First American and Traitor to His Class were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Prize. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Smithsonian.
Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution