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The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire - Andrew Jackson O&#039;Shaughnessy - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

10/17/2013 - 7:00pm

Wisconsin Veterans Museum - Lecture Room

Britain seemingly should have won the Revolutionary War.  Its failure to do so is commonly assumed to be due to the incompetence of commanders and the politicians who are ridiculed in fiction and in movies. Although less crudely presented, such caricatures even permeate scholarly literature.  The talk will challenge the stereotypes and offer a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence.

Andrew Jackson O&#039;Shaughnessy

About Presenter Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

 

Andrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, as well as a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (2000) as well as his new work, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire to be released June of this year.

He has lectured widely to both scholarly and general audiences. He is an editor of the Jeffersonian American Series of the University of Virginia Press; a member of the advisory board of the Founding Fathers’ Libraries Project; a member of the advisory board of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution; and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire


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