The Tory’s Wife Book Talk

The Frontier Culture Museum is excited to host Cindy Kierner to talk about her latest book, published by the University of Virginia Press, this October 24, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

About the book: Jane Spurgin was a patriot who supported the Revolution. Her husband was a loyalist who fought for the king. When the war was over, William abandoned his family, leaving Jane to fight to keep the home she and her children were faced with losing because of his Toryism. That fight led her to demand “the common rights of other citizens”–a radical statement for a woman revolutionary America.

Meet the Speaker:

Cindy Kierner has published widely in the fields of early America, women’s history, and the history of disasters. Her previous books include Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America and the award-winning Martha Jefferson Randolph: Daughter of Monticello, Her Life and Times. Kierner teaches history at George Mason University in Fairfax. Her next book will be a biography of another notable woman, tentatively “Mother of the Mets: The Life and Times of Joan Whitney Payson.”

Event Details

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Frontier Culture Museum

June 11, 2022

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July 9, 2022

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August 13, 2022

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