Brown Bag Committees in Unexpected Places: Community Building in the American Revolution 12 February 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Catherine Treesh, Yale University

In 1772 Samuel Adams and the Boston Town Meeting famously created a correspondence network to resist imperial policies. If we move away from that familiar scene, though, we find that the committee of correspondence was actually a common tool for community-building during the American Revolution. By highlighting committees in unexpected places — New Hampshire and Nova Scotia — this talk shows that committees can give us a better sense of how colonists understood their place in the Empire and on the Continent.