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How did a regionally and ideologically diverse confederation of British colonies wage a successful war for independence against one of the world’s most formidable empires? Bringing together a cast of familiar and forgotten characters, including George Washington, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, and ordinary civilians, two Pulitzer Prize-winning historians cast a fresh light on the revolutionary cause that birthed a new, unified nation.
Joseph J. Ellis is the author of The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773–1783. Stacy Schiff (moderator) is the author of numerous books, including Cleopatra and The Witches: Salem, 1692.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024