Robert Dinwiddie: A Historical Figure Left Behind
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About the Event
Robert Dinwiddie (royal VA governor, 1651-8) was, in order of magnitudes, the most important British official in the colonies in the run up to the French and Indian War. He set George Washington’s trajectory for becoming commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army by launching the latter’s military career and strove headlong into a bitter constitutional battle with the House of Burgesses that presage the Stamp Act. And yet, only two biographies in as many centuries. Why: Dinwiddie has been caught in the riptide between Washington biographers and French and Indian War scholars. He has been left for roadkill.
Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00 PM
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5282350917
Meeting ID: 528 235 0917
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