The Marbleheaders & American Independence with Patrick K. O’Donnell | BRI Scholar Talks
During the American Revolution, an elite and racially diverse group of men called the Marbleheaders played a critical role in contributing to the creation of American liberty and independence. In this Scholar Talk video, Tony Williams, BRI Senior Teaching Fellow, and historian, bestselling author, and professional speaker Patrick K. O'Donnell, discuss O'Donnell's new book, "The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware." How did the members of the regiment demonstrate civic virtues of courage, perseverance, and equality? How did they lay the foundation for the U.S. Navy and American self-government?
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Join BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams as he sits down with scholars to discuss historical topics throughout U.S. History.
Jonathan Den Hartog: The American Revolution & Republicanism | BRI Scholar Talks
In this week's Scholar Talk, BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with Jonathan Den Hartog. In vivid detail, Den Hartog describes the republican ideals that influenced the American Revolution and Founding. He'll explain how the concept of republicanism helped shape American thinking about constitutional principles and civic virtues in framing the nation. What were the political and economic problems that arose after the Revolution, and how did the Federalists and Anti-Federalists strive to address them?