American Revolution


A Citizen’s Guide to The New York Times’ 1619 Project (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join historian Richard Bell as he discusses the 1619 Project and tests its central claims against the evidence of the historical record. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was […]


“American Founders” with Dr. Christina Proenza-Coles (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

“American Founders” reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the Americas from the 16th through the 20th century.   The book explores how Afro-Americans […]


Untold Stories of The American Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The American Revolution is the country’s founding moment, but there is more to the story than what we were taught in school. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he discusses the women, slaves and immigrants who had a hand in our nation’s struggle for independence. Sponsored by the […]


‘Hamilton’: How the Musical Remixes American History (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Historian, Dr. Richard Bell expounds on the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. America has Hamilton-mania! Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest […]