“Dispatches from the Front Lines: Maps and Views of the American Revolutionary Era” By Richard H. Brown
In this illustrated lecture Richard Brown will examine rare and beautiful full color maps and images created on the scenes of battles from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution. These often overlooked but essential sources show us how the colonists themselves would have experienced these conflicts and provide powerful and important new insights into the founding of the United States. This lecture is based upon the recently published book REVOLUTION: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1788 by Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen. Many of the maps presented in this lecture and in the book have never been published before, some document decisive battles, and all provide visual energy and clarity to the Revolutionary Era.
Richard H. Brown is a collector of maps and views of the French and Indian War and American Revolution. He is vice chairman of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library and serves as a councilor of the American Antiquarian Society. He is also a member of the Madison Council of the Library of Congress and the Library Committee of the New-York Historical Society.