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Honorable Deserters: POWs and the People in America's First Civil War, 1777-83
Start Date: 1/31/2013Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 1/31/2013End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:
In 1777, several thousand troops in British service were captured by American forces at the Battle of Saratoga. This body of prisoners, known as a result of the surrender agreement signed by their commander as the Convention Army, spent the next six years in captivity in sites stretching from New England to Virginia. This lecture by Travis Glasson, Temple professor of history, examines the experiences of these soldiers and their intimate and varied interactions with communities of American civilians. Building on recent work characterizing the American Revolution as a Civil War, we can better understand how the many peoples of British North America negotiated the pressures, ambiguities and divided loyalties inherent in such a conflict.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Gladfelter Hall
Room: 10th floor, CHAT lounge
Contact Information:
Name: Lafrance Howard
Phone: 215.204.9203
Open to:
  • All
  • Temple sponsor organization:
    Center for the Humanities

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