Pages through History: West of the Revolution

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Business and Community Center

What was happening around 1776 in the territories that became the U.S.? If you leave out the Revolutionary War, what would the story of this continent be at that time?

Glancing at a map will tell you that the original thirteen colonies that declared independence in 1776 made up a comparatively tiny portion of what is now the United States.

Elsewhere, European powers jockeyed for dominance, fur trappers took part in a global trade network, and dozens of Native American peoples--from Lakota nomads to Muskogee seafarers--navigated a continent that was still largely theirs.

Get a new perspective through a discussion of West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt.

Find West of the Revolution in the library catalog.

This is a hybrid event with the option to participate in person or on Zoom. Online participants will receive the Zoom link in their confirmation email.

If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.

Limited to 24 in-person participants.

Online registration is closed.