Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM: "From Tea Party to Lexington and Concord: The Missing 16 Months," a lecture by Ray and Marie Raphael, authors of The Spirit of '74: How the American Revolution Began.
Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard round the world," but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period nearly lost to history. In their new book, The Spirit of '74. Ray and Marie Raphael explore this gap in our nation's founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, Massachusetts patriots seized control of their province and prepared to defend themselves from the British counter-revolution they knew would come.
Ray Raphael's seventeen books include A People's History of the American Revolution, The First American Revolution, Founders, Mr. President, Constitutional Myths, and Founding Myths. He is currently a senior research fellow at Humboldt State University and associate editor of Journal of the American Revolution. Marie Raphael, author of two historical novels, has taught literature and writing at Boston University, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt State University. The Raphaels live in Northern California. (twp77)