Profs & Pints: Ireland and the American Revolution
Profs and Pints presents: "Ireland and the American Revolution," with Sam Fisher, assistant professor of history at the Catholic University of America.
What impact did the American Revolution have on Ireland? And what role did Ireland and Irish people play in the American Revolution? Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day by hearing a discussion of the many connections between Ireland and America in the Revolutionary War era.
Professor Fisher, an expert on eighteenth-century Ireland, Scotland and America, will discuss the influence earlier Irish patriots had on the constitutional thought of the American patriots, and talk about the shared commitment of the American revolutionaries and Irish patriots to resisting British control. Youll learn why those Irish patriots were Protestant colonists and not--as you might suspect--Irish Catholics, who were more likely to support the monarchy.
Speaking of Irish Catholics, well look at poems (and maybe even sing a song) in Irish to get their take on the Revolution, and well talk about why the failure to fully include them in the Irish patriot cause led to its failure. In fact, well look at the dark side of this American-Irish patriot network, which was held together not only by ideas about liberty but also by both groups fears that the British empire had begun to favor Irish Catholics (along with other internal enemies like enslaved people, Indians, and Scottish Highlanders) more than loyal Protestant colonists.
Long before the potato famine, Ireland and America were already building a shared history. Join us for an evening of pints, poems, and patriots when we'll reflect on the origins of Ireland and Americas special connection. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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