The Revolution in Black American Life: Memory and History in the Making of African America

  • Corbould, Clare (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • McDonnell, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brundage, William (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The American Revolution is one of the defining moments in world history. Yet it is arguably important for the
way it has been remembered. This research program will map out the ways and means by which African
Americans have remembered, invoked, and sometimes ignored the Revolutionary past to make sense of the
present and shape the future. In doing so, it will examine critically the role the Revolution has played in
shaping African Americans' relationship to the nation, past and present. It will also chart changing notions of
the American Revolution as an historical event and explore the complex interplay between memory, history
and nation-making.
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD182,733.00