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ONLINE EVENT- 1774: The Long Year of Revolution

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Online/Virtual Space

Jun 24 2020
ONLINE EVENT- 1774: The Long Year of Revolution

Mary Beth Norton will give us a preview of her new book, a narrative history of the “long year” of 1774, or the months from December 1773 to April 1775, which have tended to be overlooked by historians who focus instead on the war for independence. But John Adams, who lived through that era, declared that the true revolution took place in the minds of the people before a shot was fired at Lexington. The year 1774, Norton argues, was when that revolution occurred.

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