Lunch Bite – The Loyalist Prisoner Experience

Meaghan White's picture
April 19, 2019
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies

Lunch Bite – The Loyalist Prisoner Experience
Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:30-1 p.m.
Library Assistant Kieran O’Keefe discusses the loyalist prisoner experience during the Revolutionary War featuring an engraving of the notorious underground prison at Simsbury Mines in Connecticut, published in 1781 in a London periodical. While revolutionaries in New York contended with British forces based in New York City and Canada, they also faced an internal threat from the state’s loyalist inhabitants. Fearing that loyalists might undermine the Revolution through insurrection or by aiding the British army, patriot leaders chose to arrest and jail thousands of suspected dissidents. Incarceration became a definitive part of the loyalist experience.

Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anderson House
2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20008 United States 

The American Revolution Institute 

Contact Info: 

Kelsey Atwood
Tour and Public Program Manager
202.785.2040 x421