Discover the untold story of the "Black Boys," a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765. Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from across North America, Spero reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence.

Dr. Patrick Spero is a scholar of early American history, specializing in the era of the American Revolution. He is the Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia.



Patrick Spero 
Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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