The Marbury Institute presents...revolutionary law: enforcing popular resistance during a time of fear

Academic Link Series

29 MAR 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)

This presentation will highlight a portion of Professor Breen's forthcoming book, An Appeal to Heaven: The American Revolution, which will examine why the American Revolution did not succumb to mass political violence as the French Revolution did and other more modern revolutions have done.

Professor Breen will illustrate how popularly elected, extra-legal local and state committees of safety often ignored basic elements of rule of law, habeas corpus and due process; even when it seemed the Revolution was in peril, the committees exercised remarkable restraint, accepting apologies from open Loyalists, administering oaths rather than relying on violent punishment, and awarding resisters parole rather than prison.

CLE credit will not be available for this program.