Speaker - David Hackett Fischer

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Currently professor of history at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2004 book Washington’s Crossing, which used Washington’s dramatic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776 as a focal point to portray the spirit of the American Revolution. He employs a similar approach in his earlier work Paul Revere’s Ride to convey the anxieties and uncertainties of the coming of the war. “The American Revolution,” he writes, is a “series of contingent happenings, shaped by the choices of individual actors within the context of large cultural processes.” American history is a history of “hard choices,” a message he believes is for our benefit today. Dr. Fischer became an honorary member of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati in 2006.

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From Washington's Crossing to Victory in Princeton

05.10.13 | 00:37:50 min | 0 comments