Talks : Simon’s Talk on Moments in American History – The Legacy of the War of Independence

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Starts: Tuesday, 12 March 2024 at 7:30PM
Ends: Tuesday, 12 March 2024 at 8:30PM



Available spaces: 484
Host: Simon Gregor

In 1783, in the Treaty of Paris, Britain effectively conceded defeat in the American Revolutionary War, and recognized the independence of the new United States of America – the nation was now free to plough its own furrow.  But what had the impact of the war been on the culture and politics of the colonies which were poised to become the states of the USA?  And what about those to whom the promise of freedom and democracy did not extend: women, Native Americans, and of course the huge population of enslaved Africans for whom the Declaration of Independence had not secured freedom?  In this talk, Simon will explore the aftermath of the conflict, and the legacy it left for the newly born nation.

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