Thursday, November 18th, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present H.W. Brands, "Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution."
In conversation with bestselling historian and podcast host Alexis Coe.
From bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands comes a gripping narrative of the American Revolution that shows it to be more than a fight against the British: it was also a violent battle among neighbors forced to choose sides, Loyalist or Patriot. What causes people to forsake their country and take arms against it? What prompts their neighbors, hardly distinguishable in station or success, to defend that country against the rebels? After the Revolution, the Patriots were cast as heroes and founding fathers while the Loyalists were relegated to bit parts best forgotten. “Our First Civil War” reminds us that before America could win its revolution against Britain, the Patriots had to win a bitter civil war against family, neighbors, and friends.
Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.