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North Jersey American Revolution Round Table
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm
The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table (NJARRT) meets in person (with a zoom link for those not local to Morristown) on Thursday, March 9 at 7pm. The speaker for March is Professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland and his topic is “The French Alliance & The Road to Yorktown”. This is a return visit for Dr. Bell who is one of our most popular recent speakers.
The meeting location is Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. To obtain a zoom link, send an email to [email protected].
The French Alliance & The Road to Yorktown
The Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 was a decisive win for George Washington’s Continental Army. Yet it was also a triumph for the unlikely wartime alliance forged between patriot revolutionaries and the French King Louis XVI. University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores the inside story of this essential alliance as it evolved from small-scale privateering and gun-running into a military partnership that achieved a stunning joint victory at the Yorktown, the climactic battle of the American Revolution.
Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award and the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.