Announcing the 2023 Society of the Cincinnati Prize Recipient

The 2023 Society of the Cincinnati Prize honors Dr. Friederike Baer for her book Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War (Oxford University Press, 2022). The book is a ground-breaking reimagining of Britain’s war against American independence from the perspective of the German soldiers, a people uniquely positioned both in the midst of the war and at its margins.

Established in 1989 and now presented annually, the Society of the Cincinnati Prize recognizes the author of an outstanding book that advances understanding of the American Revolution and its legacy.


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Upcoming Author's Talk - Disunion Among Ourselves

Join us on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., for an author’s talk featuring historian Eli Merritt of Vanderbilt University discussing his recent book, Disunion Among Ourselves: The Perilous Politics of the American Revolution. 


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