UT Professor Discusses New Book on Revolutionary America

Published: Jan 10, 2011
Albert Tillson, professor of history at The University of Tampa, will discuss the research behind his book Accommodating Revolutions: Virginia's Northern Neck in an Era of Transformations, 1760-1810 (University of Virginia Press, 2010) on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library, Room AV2. The reading is free and open to the public.

Accommodating Revolutions depicts the conflicts among planters, slaves, poorer whites and Scottish tobacco merchants during the Revolutionary era and pays particular attention to the role of the war for American independence and the rise of evangelical religion in heightening these tensions.

Tillson's talk, "The Unhappiness of Pursuit," will focus on a wartime episode that reveals the relationship of race and class, the fragility of elite authority, and the limitations of dissident ideology and commitment in Revolutionary America.

This reading is part of UT Writes, presented by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Refreshments will be served prior to the reading.