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'When London Was Capital of America' was chosen by the British Scholar Society as their Summer 2012 Book of the Month


Julie Flavell participated in the Liberty Fund Colloquium "Safeguarding British Liberty: The British Debate over Colonial Resistance (1764-1776)," held in Indianapolis, Indiana and directed by Jack P. Greene.

Talk at the Dundee Literary Festival, October 2011

Julie Flavell appeared with historian Fiona Watson in a session on 'Writing History' at the Dundee Literary Festival, where she discussed researching and writing her book 'When London Was Capital of America'.

Talk at the Bishopsgate Institute, October 2011

Julie Flavell contributed to the Cultural Events Programme at the Bishopsgate Institute in London with a book talk on 'When London Was Capital of America'.

Talk at the British Library, June 2011

Julie Flavell gave a talk on her book 'When London Was Capital of America' to a sold-out audience at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.

Conference at Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, May 2011

Julie Flavell was one of a committee of international scholars invited to participate in 'Jefferson's Adversaries: British Leadership in the War of Independence', a two-day conference that marked the opening of the Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Talks at Charleston Library Society, March/April 2011

Julie Flavell launched the second series of Charleston Library Society's Wide Angle Lunches on March 31, 2011 with a talk on her book When London Was Capital of America. The talk was followed on Friday April 1, 2011 by a speaking engagement at a dinner of the Young Professionals Board of the Charleston Library Society, where her subject was 'Romancing the English: Americans, Love, and London before the Revolution'.

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Monticello Book Launch

A book launch was held at Monticello's Jefferson Library for Julie Flavell's When London Was Capital of America. Dr Flavell's talk, 'Why Georgian London Needs an American Makeover', began at 4pm, followed by a reception and book signing at 5.

Summary: Georgian London is considered to be quintessentially British, but the eighteenth century was a time when American influences were stronger than ever in the capital of the British empire. Focussing on the story of a South Carolina plantation owner and his slave in London in the 1770s, Dr Flavell shows that colonial Americans were becoming an accepted part of the London scene just before the American Revolution, but they were also provoking challenging questions about the contradictions between British liberty and an empire founded on slavery.