Most people know something about the American Revolution and about the Founding Fathers. But the full story of the Revolution requires us to look beyond their lives and expand its cast of characters. This lecture examines four other revolutionary lives: an immigrant propagandist, a female soldier, a fugitive from slavery, and the grieving widow who became the most important Native American leader during the war.

*Oasis will simultaneously zoom this class into the Oasis classroom for those who don’t have computer access or prefer to come in person. Please note: the presenter will not be in person at Oasis.

Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He is the recipient of more than a dozen teaching awards and the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.