John Adams once wrote, "What do We mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington." Throughout the Revolutionary period, the actions of soldiers on the battlefield was only a small part of what turned the colonies into a unified country.
Hear how ordinary Americans in Lexington and beyond - stirred by Jonas Clarke’s fiery sermons and a quest for representation - banded together to make history. Join historian T.H. Breen, author of American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People and The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America for a closer look at what that revolutionary spirit could accomplish.
Cronin lectures are generously sponsored by Enterprise Bank. Admission by donation. Registration opens in early April!