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American Honor: Author Discussion Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
October 3, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10
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The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom; it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce Smith demonstrates, these concepts were crucial aspects of Revolutionary Americans’ ideological break from Europe, shared by all ranks of society. Focusing his study primarily on prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution, Smith shows how a colonial ethical transformation caused and became inseparable from the American Revolution, creating an ethical ideology that still remains.

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

American Honor: Author Discussion