Living Revolution: The Myths and Meanings of America’s Founding
Living Revolution: The Myths and Meanings of America’s Founding

Living Revolution: The Myths and Meanings of America’s Founding

Civically Speaking




What did it mean to live during the American Revolution if you weren’t a “Founding Father”? Hear from Harvard scholars Jane Kamensky, Annette Gordon-Reed, and host/facilitator Timothy Patrick McCarthy to learn more about the Revolutionary experience.

A.R.T.’s Civically Speaking series, features virtual conversations, lectures, and performance events on history, politics, justice, and the meaning of democracy.


Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2008).

Jane Kamensky is professor of history at Harvard University and the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a historian of the Atlantic world and the United States with particular interests in the histories of family, culture, and everyday life.

Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning scholar, teacher, and activist. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he is core faculty in both the Foundations Curriculum and the Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship Program (ELOE). At the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was the first openly gay/queer faculty member and still teaches the school’s only course on LGBTQ matters, he is Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Public Leadership and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

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