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Ep. 8: H.W. Brands on the Patriots and the Loyalists
School of WarDec 7, 2021
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H.W, Brands is the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his doctorate in history. He is the author of thirty books, including two which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: The First American and Traitor to His Class. His latest book, released November 9, is Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution.


  • 01:51- Introduction
  • 07:36 - The sidelining of the Loyalists in American history and memory
  • 12:53 - Individual decisions in the context of the Revolutionary War
  • 18:42 - The Indian population and Joseph Brant
  • 23:20 - The decision to rebel

Recorded on November 9, 2021