So Well Remembered...: The Life and Career of Gilbert Chinard

March 17, 2017

David Bell, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton University, delivered the keynote lecture of the symposium "So Well Remembered...: The Life and Career of Gilbert Chinard," which took place at the John Carter Brown Library March 16 - March 17, 2017. The lecture, entitled "George Washington and the Two Corsicans," examines the development of George Washington's reputation in the early years of the American Revolution and places it in the context of notions of heroism and charismatic leadership that circulated throughout the Atlantic World in the decades of the Enlightenment, and the American and French Revolutions.