In August 1776, the month after America’s Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, George Washington’s troops had been outmanned and outmaneuvered. Fortunately for the young nation, a series of desperate charges by 400 men in the 1st Maryland Regiment, famously known as the “Immortal 400,” enabled the Continental army to fight on. In Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, O’Donnell revives the forgotten story of these remarkable merchants, tradesmen, indentured servants, and free blacks. A book signing will follow the presentation.
American Revolution Lecture Series featuring Jack D. Warren, Jr.
The American Revolution secured our independence, created our republic, defined our national identity, and committed the nation to high ideals that have shaped and defined our history. “The task of our generation is to persuade Americans to rededicate our nation to the high ideals of our Revolution—a task that begins with cultivating understanding and appreciation of the achievements of the Revolutionary generation,” Warren says. “This is a challenging task in our time of distractions, competition, striving, and division, but the stakes are very high.” Warren explores the importance of the American Revolution in the 21st century and shares how the ideals and institutions of liberal democracy—shaped by our Revolution—cannot survive without informed citizens who cherish our history and strive to fulfill those ideals.