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Move Over George: Historian Uncovers Lost Revolutionary Voices

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November 18, 2015
On Wednesday, November 18, historian Kathleen DuVal will give a talk titled “Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution.”

The talk, this year’s Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture, will take place in Litrenta Lecture Hall of John S. Toll Science Center at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.

The lecture comes from her new book, also titled Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution, which offers a global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society. Independence Lost is “an untold story as rich and significant as that of the Founding Fathers: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by slaves, American Indians, women, and British loyalists living on Florida’s Gulf Coast.”

Kathleen DuVal is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has published two other books, Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America and The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent, as well as publishing in journals like the William and Mary Quarterly and writing Op-Ed for The New York Times.

The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Washington College History Department. It was established in 1989 to honor the memory of a history professor who taught at Washington College for three decades. Each year the series brings a distinguished historian to campus to lecture and spend time with students in emulation of Dr. Goodfellow’s vibrant teaching style.


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