David Library Fall Lecture Series Tuesday November 28th at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30: ““Revolution Song: The Many Meanings of Freedom at America’s Founding,” a lecture by Russell Shorto.  In his new book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, Russell Shorto draws on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out the lives of six very different people who lived through the American Revolution.  In his lecture, he will talk about how each of his subjects came to embody a different take on the notion of “freedom,” and how the seeds of abolition, women’s rights and the rights of workers were planted in the Revolutionary era. He explains, “To an extent even more than most of us think, the 18th century was truly all about freedom. In the previous century the idea of the individual came into being in our modern sense, and as people became more fully aware of themselves as individuals, they began to demand freedom. But economic freedom for a particular class was only one expression of this demand.” Shorto is the best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World, and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Rd
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393245547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017



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