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SAR Monday Book Talk

Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Quest Speaker

Eli Merritt


The Perilous Politics of the American Revolution

In this eye-opening account, Eli Merritt reveals the deep political divisions that almost tore the Union apart during the American Revolution. So fractious were the founders’ political fights that they feared the War of Independence might end in disunion and civil war. Instead of disbanding into separate regional confederacies, the founders managed to unite for the sake of liberty and self-preservation. In so doing, they succeeded in holding the young nation together, partly by transcending the baser angels of their natures. To achieve this, they forged grueling compromises, including the resolution for independence in 1776, the Mississippi-Fisheries Compromise of 1779, and the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781. In addition to bringing new insights into the history of the American Revolution, Disunion Among Ourselves has inevitable resonances with our present era of political hyperpolarization and serves as a touchstone for contemporary politics, reminding us that the founders overcame far tougher times than our own through a commitment to ethical, constitutional democracy and compromise.

After his talk, Eli will sign copies of his books.


A portion of the proceeds support educational initiatives. Thank you!

The church is donating the space, but we will pass the plate for donations to the church.

All are welcome to SAR Gatherings.

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Monday, June 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Chapel
2688 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 United States
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