1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY

The Filson Historical Society's

Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series Presents

Mary Beth Norton

1774: The Long Year of Revoltion

 

Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. 
Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom 
Registration Link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/The-Gertrude-Polk-Brown-Lecture-Series-1774-The-Lo-Tickets-62789
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Mary Beth Norton keenly focuses on the sixteen months during which the traditional loyalists to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire and to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775.   
   
Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers, and personal correspondence, Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it happened, showing the vigorous campaign mounted by conservatives criticizing congressional actions. But by then it was too late. In early 1775, governors throughout the colonies informed colonial officials in London that they were unable to thwart the increasing power of the committees and their allied provincial congresses. Although the Declaration of Independence would not be formally adopted until July 1776, Americans, even before the outbreak of war in April 1775, had in effect “declared independence” by obeying the decrees of their new provincial governments rather than colonial officials. 
 

MARY BETH NORTON is the author of five books and co-editor of several others. Her textbook, A People and a Nation, a survey of U.S. history written with five other authors, has been published in ten editions and has sold more than 500,000 copies. Norton is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of American History at Cornell University. 

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ISBN: 9780804172462
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Published: Vintage - February 9th, 2021

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


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ISBN: 9780385353366
Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


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