7th Annual Conference of the American Revolution – March 23-25, 2018

Friday, March 23 – Sunday to March 25, 2018 

Williamsburg, Virginia

Conference Registration: $245 

Conference Registration + Bus Tour: $355

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Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty — Light Horse Harry Lee at Fort Motte, 1781

Nathaniel Philbrick – Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution

James Kirby Martin – The River that Mattered Most in the Revolutionary War

Stuart Leibiger – Washington and Lafayette: Father and Son of the Revolution

Christian McBurney – The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French—American Operation of the Revolutionary War

Eric Schnitzer – Feuds and Friendships: Horatio Gates, Benedict Arnold and Philip Schuyler during the Saratoga Campaign

Richard J. Sommers – Founding Fathers and Fighting Sons: The Revolutionary War Forbearers of Civil War Soldiers and Statesmen

Glenn F. Williams – Dunmore’s War and the Battle of Point Pleasant

Stephanie Seal Walters – Emerging Scholar—Civil War of the Heart: Virginia’s First Families & the Revolution’s Devastation at Home

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6th Annual Conference of the American Revolution – March 24-26, 2017

Friday, March 24 – Sunday to March 26, 2017  (Conference begins at 6:30pm)

Williamsburg, Virginia

Conference Registration: $245 

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Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty – George III’s American Madness

James Kirby Martin – The Real Continentals: Joseph Plumb Martin and His Comrades

David Preston – The Legacy of Braddock’s Defeat on the American Revolution

Mark Lender – Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign and the Politics of Battle

John Grenier – Staying Loyal to the King: Why Robert Rogers Did Not Join the Rebels

Michael Gabriel – Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero

Dennis Conrad – A Sea Change: Naval Warfare in the American Revolution during the Spring of 1778

Robert Smith: – Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation during the American Revolution

Robert Selig – Rochambeau’s Most Colorful Officer: Robert Guillaume, Baron de Dillon of Lauzun’s Legion

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5th Annual Conference of the American Revolution – March 18-20, 2016

Friday, March 18 – Sunday to March 20, 2016  (Conference begins at 6:30pm)

Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel

Williamsburg, Virginia

Conference Package: $225 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)

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Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty:“The Action was Warm in Every Quarter”: The Battle of Germantown

Nathaniel Philbrick: “Stand Secure Amidst a Falling World”: The Battle of Bunker Hill

Daniel Krebs: The King’s German Auxiliaries during the American War of Independence

Kathleen Duval: Spain’s Unsung Hero: Bernado Galvez and the Capture of Pensacola 1781

Peter Henriques: America’s Atlas: The Leadership of George Washington

James Kirby Martin: Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec

Todd Braisted: The Grand Forage of 1778: The Revolutionary War’s Forgotten Campaign

John Bell: The Road to Concord: How Four Small Cannons Set Off the American Revolution

Molly Fitzgerald Perry:“The Lowest of the Mob”: Exploring the Actions of Sailors and Slaves during the Stamp Act Crisis

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Forging Heroes: Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen and the Revolutionary War in New York – July 27-30, 2016

Wednesday,  July 27, 2016 (7pm) to Saturday, July 30 (5pm)

Headquarters: Lake George, NY

Led by: James Kirby Martin and Bruce Venter

Registration Fee: $495

Forging_HeroesOur tour this summer will continue the study of Benedict Arnold as one of the foremost combat commanders of the Revolutionary War. Last year we investigated Arnold’s career in Connecticut as both a patriot and a traitor. This year’s tour will follow his career in the first two years of the war when he excelled on land and water. We will also learn about his enterprising relationship with the wily Ethan Allen during their joint venture to capture Fort Ticonderoga and how he handled Horatio Gates when he served under the Northern army commander on two separate occasions during the war.

Our first day will start in Bennington, Vermont where will see the sites associated with Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold as the plot to capture Fort Ticonderoga unfolds. From Bennington we’ll trace the march of the Green Mountain Boys through what was called the “Hampshire Grants” at the time. Hand’s Cove, the jump off spot for Allen, Arnold and their men on Lake Champlain, is on private property but America’s History has made special arrangements for you to walk to this historic site. We will then cross to the New York side of the lake and follow Allen and Arnold’s attack on the fort. There will be time to visit Fort Ticonderoga’s museum which has a new exhibit this year on 18th century artillery.

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4th Annual Conference of the American Revolution – PAST TOUR

Friday, March 20 (7pm) – Sunday, March 22 (Noon)

Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel

Williamsburg, Virginia

Conference Package: $225

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Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty: “Enigmatic Warrior: Light-Horse harry Lee at the Battle of Eutaw Springs”

Rick Atkinson: “Bringing Back the Dead: History, Memory, and Writing About War”

John “Jack” Buchanan: “ ‘A Great and Good Man’: Nathanael Greene and the Road to Charleston”

Don Hagist: “The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers behind the Photographs”

James Kirby Martin: “The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King: George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy”

Holly Mayer: “Command and Control of congress’s Own: Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment”

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy: “Hot Weather and Heavy Casualties: The Revolutionary War in the Caribbean”

Julia Anne Osman: “From Greatest Enemies to Greatest Allies: France and America in the War for Independence”

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