Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7:00 pm (EST)
When Benedict Arnold realized his plan to defect to the British had been exposed, the first thing he did was tell Peggy Shippen, his loyalist-leaning wife who had helped him plan his treachery. After the war, Parliament announced plans to resettle refugees like the Arnolds in Canada in order to strengthen Britain’s power in its remaining possessions. Sixty thousand loyalists seized this opportunity—Shippen and Arnold among them. Yet the new lives that awaited the Arnolds there proved to be hard-scrabble, scarring, and wretched, a microcosm of the hardships faced by American loyalists during and after the Revolution.
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Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members, Military, and HA Docents
About Our Presenter: Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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