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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?