Minutemen Revisited


American Antiquarian Society
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Worcester, MA 01609
United States

In this lecture, AAS member Robert Gross discussed his 1976 Bancroft Prize -winning book, The Minute Men and their World. Providing a provocative and compelling look at the everyday lives of New England farmers and their community as they rebelled against Great Britain, The Minute Men and the World was reissued in a 25th anniversary edition in 2001. In the tradition of the Baron Lecture—named in honor of Robert C. Baron, the past chairman of the AAS Council—Gross will reflect on the conception of this ground-breaking work and its ongoing impact on scholarship and society.


Robert A. Gross is the Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at AAS. One of the most influential historians of his generation, Mr. Gross is the author of The Minutemen and their World and editor of In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. He is the Forest D. Murden, Jr. Professor of History and American Studies at the College of William and Mary.