Join us for our SECOND annual Emerging Revolutionary War Symposium on May 22, 2021. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Symposium will be virtual. Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to continue our partnership with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The Lyceum of Alexandria, VA to bring to you a day-long Symposium focusing on the American Revolution.



The theme for 2021 is “Hindsight is 2020: Revisiting Misconceptions of the American Revolution.” Our speakers and topics include:

Mark Maloy: “Drunk Hessians and Other Myths of the Ten Crucial Days”

Travis Shaw: “‘Disaffected and Dangerous Persons’: Loyalist Resistance in the Mid-Atlantic”

John Rees: “‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African Americans in the Continental Army”

Vanessa Smiley: “American Revolutionary War From the Bottom Up; Southern Theater Misconceptions”

Michael Harris: “General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine”

Our registration fee is now only $40 per person and $20 for students. This will allow us to broaden our audience with the virtual program. We hope that 2022 will allow us to come together again in Alexandria for our third annual symposium. To register, visit:

Stay tuned for detailed posts about our speakers and topics.