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Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author Joseph Ellis To Discuss “The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773–1783”
Press Release · Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Washington, DC

On Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m. ET, the National Archives presents author Joseph Ellis in conversation with historian Richard Brookhiser about The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773–1783

Register to attend online. Watch the free program livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

BOOK TALK: The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773–1783
Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m., ET
Author Joseph J. Ellis presents his culminating work on the American Founding by rethinking the American Revolution as we have known it. He takes a fresh look at the events between 1773 and 1783, revealing a war more brutal than any in American history save the Civil War and discovering a strange breed of revolutionaries. The Cause brings together a cast of familiar and forgotten characters, challenging the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people and a nation. 

Joseph J. Ellis, professor of history at Mount Holyoke since 1972, is one of the nation’s leading scholars of American history. He is a best-selling author of 12 previous books, including American Sphinx, which won the National Book Award, and Founding Brothers, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and the author of several books, including George Washington on Leadership, What Would the Founders Do?, America’s First Dynasty, Alexander Hamilton, American, and Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington.

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