Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture — Reconciliation and Revenge: The Refugee Crisis That Ended the American Revolution by Timothy Breen
At the end of the American Revolution several hundred thousand people who had supported the British and took refuge in occupied cities such as New York expected to return to their original homes. The revolutionaries had no intention of allowing them to do so. In small communities throughout the country, people struggled to balance a desire for revenge against the formal articles of the peace treaty that prohibited punishment for wartime activities.
Held in the Auditorium of Harrison/Small Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. A reception will follow the lecture. Space is limited.
Timothy H. Breen Professor T.H. Breen is the author of over ten books including Marketplace of Revolution, American Insurgents-American Patriots, and George Washington’s Journey. Breen has received research support from the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Center for Advanced Study (Munich), the Huntington Library, and the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He has held the Kluge Professorship in American Law and Governance (Library of Congress), the Harmsworth Professorship (Oxford), and the Pitt Professorship (Cambridge).
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lectures The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series is a collaborative effort between the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the University of Virginia Library, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair in the Corcoran Department of History at the University. The lecture was established to bring to the University eminent scholars whose research will provide fresh insights into topics related to Jefferson.