Brown Bag, Research Fellow Class Conflict, Political Violence and Coerced Oath-Taking In 1760s New England 17 July 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Kevin Murphy/ SUNY Stony Brook Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//bond.jpg

Colonial society generally considered sworn promises binding in any circumstance, even if made under duress. This lecture describes the ethical and social values which underwrote this assumption and how they were weaponized during the Imperial Crisis to transfer power from loyalist elites to the patriot “crowd”.