What Our Teachers Never Told Us About the American Revolution

Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
All Ages

Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school. Why did Native Americans and African Americans support the British? How did a Muslim general come to fight the British with a French ally named Admiral “Satan?" Why did the fighting spread around the world, from Hudson Bay to South America, India to Africa, Arkansas to Gibraltar? 

Author Don Glickstein explores rarely heard perspectives on the war in his illustrated talk and links aspects of the war to our home state of Washington. Hear stories from the war, discover the reasons the Revolution matters to us today, and learn why the study of history can help us understand the 21st century’s war on terrorism.

This free public discussion is presented by Humanities Washington and hosted by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.