Society of the Cincinnati Lecture Series presents "1774: The Long Year of Revolution"

Mary Beth Norton

Date: Monday, Sep 20, 2021

Start time: 5:30 p.m.

Audience: Free and open to the public

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As part of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia Lecture Series, Professor Mary Beth Norton examines the 16 months leading up to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775. This was the critical, and often overlooked, period when colonists traditionally loyal to King George III began the discordant “discussions” that led them to accept that war against the British Empire might be inevitable.

As of 9/7/21, this event has been changed to virtual. Please register via Zoom.  


Mary Beth Norton is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of History at Cornell University. She is an extraordinarily renowned, prizewinning historian of the American colonies and the United States. She served as president of the American Historical Association, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of five books on topics encompassing the history of early American men and women, the Salem Witchcraft crisis, the American Revolution, and the establishment of society in the colonial era, as well as American history textbooks on many subjects. She has also appeared several times on C-SPAN, the TLC television series Who Do You Think You Are? and the PBS series History Detectives. At Cornell University, she has trained dozens of graduate students.

Sponsor(s): Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia

Event contact: Andrea Wight,