University Professor and professor of history at George Mason University, Rosemarie Zagarri is the author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (2007), The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850 (1987), and A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (1995), and the editor of David Humphreys' "Life of General Washington" with George Washington's "Remarks" (1991). A past president of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, she has also served as a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. She has appeared as an on-camera historian on C-SPAN's "Morning Journal," PBS's "George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King," and the Fairfax Television Network's "The Real Martha Washington." She is currently working on a book entitled "Nabob on the Potomac: Thomas Law, British India, and the Early American Republic."
This talk places the American Revolution in its worldwide context. It explores Britain's imperial policies in Asia as well as in North America, the importance of the colonies' worldwide trading connections, and revolutionary battles that occurred outside of the North American mainland. It also looks at the implications of the American Revolution for the slave trade and for inciting revolutionary movements in France and Haiti.