John McCurdy on Geographies of Contact between Soldiers and Civilians


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    Apr 26, 2022

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    7:00 EDT

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Learn about how the urban military spaces of colonial cities shaped the course of the Revolutionary War

Join scholar John McCurdy as we learn about the geographies of contact between soldiers and civilians—from urban squares to barracks and lodging houses—during the Revolutionary War. McCurdy’s work examines the small-scale spaces where the everyday realities of life during an imperial conflict became personalized.

John McCurdy is Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. His publications include Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2019), Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States (Cornell University Press, 2009), and “From Fort George to the Fields: The Public Space and Military Geography of Revolutionary New York City,” (Journal of Urban History, 2018).

This talk is free and open to the public. We invite questions and comments from our live audience.

Part of the Richard H. Brown Seminar on the Historical Geography of the American Revolutionary Era

American Revolutionary War Era Seminar

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