Professor Emeritus of History to Discuss His Latest Book

Thursday, June 23, 2011

UWG Professor Emeritus of History John Ferling will discuss his latest book, “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free," on Monday, June 27, at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library, 710 Rome Street, in Carrollton.UWG Professor Emeritus of History John Ferling will discuss his latest book, “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free," on Monday, June 27, at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library, 710 Rome Street, in Carrollton.

The talk is the first event of the League of Women Voters of Carrollton & Carroll County Summer Writers Series. It begins at 7 p.m. Dr. Ferling will sign books at 6:30 p.m. and after he speaks. The talk is sponsored by the library, the league and Horton's Books & Gifts.

His latest book is about the crisis between the American colonies and the British after the Boston Tea Party in December 1773 up to the Declaration of Independence three years later.

“There was a struggle to declare independence. There was a considerable opposition in [the Continental] Congress,” Dr. Ferling said. “The objective of the war during that fifteen-month period was to be reconciled with the British…. But on America’s terms.”

Dr. Ferling is a leading expert on the American Revolution. He taught at UWG for 33 years and retired in 2004. He lives in Carrollton. His other books include: “The Ascent of George Washington” and “Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence.”

To learn more about Dr. Ferling go to: http://www.johnferling.com/.

To hear Dr. Ferling discuss the book go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHy31_vPfE.