Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Ford Evening Book Talk: Kathleen DuVal

Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Libraryduval-book-cover

3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Mount Vernon, VA 22121

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Details: Mount Vernon welcomes author Kathleen DuVal to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

While citizens of the thirteen rebelling colonies came to blows with the British Empire over tariffs and parliamentary representation, the situation on the rest of the continent was even more fraught. In the Gulf of Mexico, Spanish forces clashed with Britain’s strained army to carve up the Gulf Coast, as both sides competed for allegiances with the powerful Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek nations who inhabited the region. Meanwhile, African American slaves had little control over their own lives, but some individuals found opportunities to expand their freedoms during the war.

Kathleen DuVal teaches Early American history and American Indian history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her previous books include The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent, winner of the J. G. Ragsdale Book Award from the Arkansas Historical Association. She is also co-editor of Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America.

Cost: Free

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