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Virtual Author’s Talk—This Fierce People: The Untold Story of America’s Revolutionary War in the South

August 8 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Following the Franco-American alliance of 1778, the outstretched British forces in North America embarked on a southern campaign to muster Loyalist support and attempt to finally subdue the American rebellion. This new strategy shifted the central theater of operations to the southern states. With a divided population and challenging physical landscapes, the fighting that occurred in the South resulted in some of the fiercest battles of the war. Weaving throughout the stories of heroic men and women and the battles in which they fought, historian Alan Pell Crawford discusses his new book on the significance of the American Revolution in the South.

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About the Speaker

Alan Pell Crawford is a historian, journalist and the author of several acclaimed books. A former U.S. Senate speechwriter, congressional press secretary and magazine editor, he has reviewed books on U.S. history, politics and culture for the Wall Street Journal since 1993. In addition to his books Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson (Random House, 2008), Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth Century America (Simon and Schuster, 2005) and How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain (Mariner Books, 2014), his articles, essays and reviews have appeared in American History, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Nation, National Review, the Weekly Standard and Vogue. He has also been a resident scholar at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Boston Athenaeum.


August 8
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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