SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

April 5, 2013

Harvard historian to give Adams Lecture

SALEM — A Harvard University history professor who has written an award-winning book about the forgotten “patriots” of the American Revolution will deliver this year’s Salem Athenaeum Adams Lecture.

Maya Jasanoff, author of “Liberty’s Exiles: Americans Loyalists in the Revolutionary War,” will speak on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at The First Church in Salem, Unitarian, 316 Essex St.

The book, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, tells the story of the losers in the American Revolution, citizens who remained loyal to the British crown, an estimated 60,000 of whom fled the country after the war.

Named for former Salem Athenaeum librarian John Adams, the annual lecture has become a signature event for the private library. Past speakers include Margaret Marshall, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and historians Nathaniel Philbrick and David Hackett Fischer.

Tickets are $30 for adults ($25 for Athenaeum members) and $5 for students with an ID. They can be purchased at www.salemathenaeum.net or by calling 978-744-2540.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Connecticut Boy Dies Inside Parked Car World's Tallest Water Slide: See It for Yourself Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup' APNewsBreak: Different Attackers in Benghazi? Four Kids, Two Adults Shot Dead Near Houston Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Service Held for 200 Whose Bodies Went Unclaimed Kim Kardashian Hits Up Valentino Show in Paris "Hotwives" Spoofs Reality TV Israeli Offensive Escalates in Gaza Attack Dozens Gain Citizenship As Debate Continues Dodgers Found Partly Responsible in Fan Beating Children of Deported Parents Speak Out GOP: Immigration a 'human Rights Issue' Raw: 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Raw: Fans Gather for Argentina-Netherlands Match Froome Crashes Out on Bumpy 5th Tour Stage Obama Talks Economy, Slams Republicans Police: Prostitute Accused in Overdose Death
Comments Tracker