Nina Sankovitch: Early American Rebels
Nina Sankovitch returns to the Harvard Club of Fairfield County as the first author in our new Local Authors series. She will discuss her newly published book on the connected lives of the Hancock, Quincy, and Adams families. A free Zoom presentation and discussion. November 18, 7 pm.
Nina Sankovitch's American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution explores for the first time the intertwined lives of John Hancock, John Adams, Josiah Quincy Jr, Abigail Smith Adams, and Dorothy Quincy Hancock, and presents the distinct roles each played in fomenting revolution. Their trajectory from loyal British subjects to American rebels was forged in their childhoods, shared in the small village of Braintree, Massachusetts, and cemented in their individual but connected efforts to protect their community and their colony during the fraught and violent years leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sankovitch presents in vivid detail, backed up by extensive and new research, the ties that bound these men and women together (including faith, love, ambition, and envy) and drove them to rebel against England, while also demonstrating how the desire for independence cut across class lines, and how families could be divided, rebels versus loyalists, in pursuing commonly-held goals of opportunity, liberty, and stability. In the talk Sankovitch will present for the Harvard Club of Fairfield County, she will explore the experiences of John Adams, John Hancock, and Josiah Quincy while at Harvard, and draw the connections between their education and their rebellion.
When: November 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tickets are free, but please register so that we may send you the Zoom link the morning of the event.