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Friday, September 29, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm Add to Calendar

Step into the shoes of those who rebelled against the British Empire and immerse yourself in the captivating world of the American Revolution alongside our esteemed guest expert, Brooke Barbier. With an unrivaled passion for history and a profound knowledge of the social and cultural aspects of this transformative era, Brooke will transport you to the heart of the Revolution, breathing life into the stories that shaped a nation.

Prepare to be enthralled as Brooke weaves together vivid storytelling and captivating anecdotes, focusing on her areas of expertise that delve into the cultural fabric of the American Revolution. From popular protests against taxation to the influential figures of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Abigail Adams, and George Washington, Brooke will shed light on the fascinating dynamics and pivotal moments that defined the revolutionary period.

During this engaging discussion and interactive Q&A session, you will have a unique opportunity to explore the untold stories of our American heroes, discover the invaluable contributions of women to the resistance, gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs that shaped the United States of America, and reflect on the legacy of the revolution to twenty-first century Americans. Secure your spot today.

Brooke Barbier received her PhD in American History from Boston College, researching Boston’s social and cultural life during and after the American Revolution. She is the author of the new book, King Hancock: The Radical Influence of a Moderate Founding Father (out October 10 from Harvard University Press) and Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire. Because she believes beer makes history even better, she founded Ye Olde Tavern Tours in 2013, offering spirited tours of Boston’s Freedom Trail.

This event will be moderated and hosted by GBH News and Morning Edition, David Epstein.

This event is presented with support from Ye Olde Tavern Tours.

Photo credit: Tim Mossholder

This event is presented in partnership with Ye Olde Tavern Tours.

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How it works:

This virtual event will take place via Zoom Webinar. Zoom is free to the public but requires a computer download. You can download Zoomhere.

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This event is presented in support from Liberty Mutual Insurance