https://www.masshist.org/events/american-inspiration-stacy-schiff-revolutionary-samuel-adams-and-writing-history-extended-qa Online event
Boston, MA 02110
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual
Join us for a free virtual book talk with Stacy Schiff and Ryan J. Woods at 6:00 PM. Afterwards at 7:30 PM, join us for a virtual Q&A with Stacy Schiff, Ryan J. Woods, and Catherine Allgor, for $50 which includes the program and signed book.
During the free book talk, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author shares her revelatory biography of Samuel Adams. In her distinctive voice, which has brought to life Benjamin Franklin, Cleopatra, and The Witches of Salem, Stacy Schiff restores this revolutionary to the pantheon of the most critical Founding Fathers on the 300th anniversary of his birth.
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” His cousin John Adams said that without him “the true history of the American Revolution could not be written.” Now Stacy Schiff, one of the few and most prominent women writing American history, reveals how Adams rose to become one of the most successful revolutionaries of all time; accounting for Adams’s transformation from aimless son of a wealthy family into the tireless revolutionary who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams in the contest against Great Britain. A singular figure at a singular moment, Adams packaged and amplified the Boston Massacre. He helped to mastermind the Boston Tea Party. For his efforts, he became the most wanted man in America. Don’t miss hearing the dazzling life story of this American original.
During the Q & A the celebrated author of award-winning histories discusses the craft of writing, sharing her insights on researching and revealing the past.
Following her Zoom Webinar public talk (detailed above), Stacy Schiff will engage in further conversation and exploration – answering your questions about her inspirations, research, and process behind writing The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams and her other works of history.