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“Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire” – Talk & Signing
April 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm–12:30 pm
Join us for a talk and special signing with author Brooke Barbier! Local author Brooke Barbier will give a brief talk and answer questions about her book and Revolutionary War history. She presents a passionate and thoroughly-researched account of Boston’s own history and involvement in the American revolution, tearing away myth and holding up the cold hard facts (that tend to be more interesting, anyway!) Boston locals, history enthusiasts, or visitors hoping to learn more about the history of our beloved city need not look any further for a more enriching encounter.
About “Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire” – In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not quite the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn’t recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant. With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.