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Lecture delivered by John McCurdy: “Quartering the British Army During the American Revolution”
January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
John McCurdy has been a member of the Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michi- gan University since 2005. He is the author of Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States (Cornell University Press, 2009). Pro- fessor of History John McCurdy has published his second book, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolu- tion (Cornell University Press, 2019). The book in- vestigates quartering (housing, supplying, and transporting) British soldiers in eighteenth-century America, and asks why quartering helped lead to American independence. It answers this question by drawing on recent studies of place, asserting that the late colonial debates over quartering shaped perceptions of house, city, and nation. He will provide a public lecture on January 30, 2020 (Founders Day) discussing the military barracks that became the College of Charleston.
*This event is part of the Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecture series