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Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution

Jul 16 | Thu |


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Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution

Presented by T. Cole Jones

In this lecture, Jones examines how America's founding generation grappled with the problems posed by prisoners of war, and how this influenced the wider social and political legacies of the Revolution. As the British denied customary protections to their American captives, the revolutionary leadership wasted no time in capitalizing on the prisoners' ordeals for propagandist purposes. This cycle of violence spiraled out of control, transforming the struggle for colonial independence into a revolutionary war.

This lecture will take place using Zoom. Click the tickets link to fill out the registration form on our website, and you will receive an email with a link to the lecture the afternoon of July 16.

Registration for this event ends at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 16

Venue: Fraunces Tavern Museum

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