Live on Zoom
How Revising History Shaped the American Revolution
Benjamin Carp, Michael D. Hattem
Mon, December 7 | 5–6 pm ET | Free

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as Museum Fellows dive into history and imagery via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that requires no special login or membership.


Were the founders "revisionist historians?" Before the American Revolution, most British American colonists thought of British history as their own, but by 1800 that was no longer the case. Join us as Benjamin Carp hosts Michael D. Hattem, author of the new book Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution, as they talk about how Americans' ideas about British history and their own colonial history changed during the revolutionary era, the creation of "American history" as part of the Revolution, and the important role of revising history in the founding of the republic.

Michael D. Hattem is author of Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American RevolutionHe earned his PhD from Yale University and has taught history at Knox College and Lang College at The New School. Benjamin Carp is Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America and Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution


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This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
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Book: Yale University Press 

Creative: Tronvig Group