KEARNEY – Historian and author Matthew Dziennik will discuss diversity in the British military during the American Revolution at an upcoming University of Nebraska at Kearney talk.
“Opposing Revolution: Scotland, Ireland and Revolutionary America,” is at 4 p.m. March 1 at UNK’s Copeland Hall room 142. It is free and open to the public. A question and answer session with Dziennik will follow at 6 p.m. at The Loft inside Cunningham’s Journal, 15 W. 23rd St.
The presentation focuses on how Scotland and Ireland responded to the Revolutionary War, and the war’s impact on military service.
Dziennik is assistant professor of British and imperial history at the United States Naval Academy, where his work focuses on British colonial recruitment in the 18th and 19th centuries. He authored “The Fatal Land: War, Empire and the Highland Soldier in British America” in 2015 and several articles in academic journals.
He also has a contributed chapter in the edited collection, “Beyond 1776: Globalizing the Literatures, Cultures and Communities of the American Revolution,” which will publish in August.
The event is hosted by the American Democracy Project, UNK English and history departments.