Public Program, Author Talk Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth 11 May 2017.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Holger Hoock, University of Pittsburgh




The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. Holger Hoock shows that the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles but also a profoundly violent civil war that shaped the nation and the British Empire in ways we have only begun to understand.