We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But that independence applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. In Black Patriots and Loyalists, University of Denver professor Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary War. There were actually two wars being waged at once: a political revolution for independence from Britain and a social revolution for emancipation and equality. Vouchers to attend are $5 and get you $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase on the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance and over the phone. (jpmoore)
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