Chestertown, MD, April 17, 2002 — The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents "ASSESSING THE REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION," a lecture by historian Joseph J. Ellis. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
NOTE, 4/22/02: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Joseph Ellis was educated at William and Mary and Yale University, and taught history at Mount Holyoke for nearly thirty years. He is the author of The New England Mind in Transition, School for Soldiers: West Point and the Profession of Arms (with Robert Moore), and Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams. His book American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson won the 1997 National Book Award, and in 2001, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. The New York Times Book Review called Founding Brothers "A splendid book- humane, learned, written with flair and radiant with a calm intelligence and wit," while Gordon S. Wood remarked that "Ellis has established himself as the Founders' historian for our time."
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is an innovative forum for new scholarship about American history. Drawing on the special historical strengths of Washington College and Chestertown, the Center is dedicated to exploring the early republic, the rise of democracy, and the manifold ways in which the founding era continues to shape American culture. News about other upcoming events is available on-line at http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu/, or call Program Manager Kees de Mooy at 410-810-7156.