Join us in the Historic Dining Room at Seacobeck Hall - University of Mary Washington to hear about the fundamental component of Britain's early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat—it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were second only to enslaved Africans as the largest group of forced laborers in the 18th century. Dr. Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George Washington University, will discuss how the controversy over impressment ultimately contributed to the American Revolution and served as a leading cause of the War of 1812. Followed by a reception and book signing.
The annual James Monroe Lecture is sponsored by the James Monroe Museum and the Center for Historic Preservation and Department of History at the University of Mary Washington.
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