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Paoli Battlefield Lecture Series - Revolutionary Delaware: Independence in the First State


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Join us on Monday, November 13th as we welcome back author Kim Burdick who will talk about her new book Revolutionary Delaware.

In 1776, Delaware declared independence from both England and Pennsylvania. Originally known as the Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania, the First State was instrumental in the fight to form a new republic. The Marquis de Lafayette, Nathanael Greene and George Washington all made trips to the state. Caesar Rodney’s ride and the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge are legendary, but the state has many unsung heroes. Citizens from every village, town, crossroads and marsh risked their lives to support their beliefs. Author Kim Burdick offers the carefully documented story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances.

Revolutionary Delaware takes the reader from the Stamp Act of 1764, to the Tea Act, through the Treaty of Paris in 1783. What makes the book unique is that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington are not highlighted during the reader’s journey, but instead the reader is introduced to Thomas McKean, George Read, and Caesar Rodney, while being reintroduced to one of the most underrated of the founders, John Dickinson. You may be confused by the title of Dickinson’s Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. The first significant call for colonial unity in the face of British oppression reads “from Pennsylvania,” but Kim Burdick explains the reason for the confusion surrounding the man that served as governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

The all inclusive admission price is $49 per person which includes the 18th century American Fare Buffet, all soft beverages and coffee, family style sweets during the question and answer session, all tax and gratuities, the lecture, and a donation to help support the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park. Your admission also includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a night’s stay at the General Warren Inne. There will be one winner drawn at each lecture.

For more information: http://pbpfinc.org/revolutionary-delaware-independence-first-state/

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