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EVENT CANCELLED: Lecture – Suffering Soldiers: Moral Sentiment and Veterans’ Pensions
March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.
John Resch, professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, discusses how the moral sentiment of gratitude, as expressed in the image of the suffering soldier, transformed the memory of the Revolutionary War and its veterans in the early American republic. This popular depiction legitimized the Continental Army as a republican institution, credited it with securing independence and led to the creation of pensions.
The talk will last approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required for this free event.
This program accompanies our current exhibition, America’s First Veterans, on view through July 26, 2020.
About the Speaker
John Resch is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Dr. Resch is the author of Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 1999. In 2016, he completed a Fulbright Scholarship exploring American history and culture while living in Okinawa, Japan.