Author: Kieran J. O'Keefe

Kieran J. O’Keefe is a history Ph.D. candidate at The George Washington University. His research primarily focuses on Loyalists in the Hudson Valley of New York, exploring how conflict, upheaval, and forced migration shaped Loyalist communities during and after the Revolutionary War. Other research interests include Canada during the American Revolution, the life of George Washington, and the history of Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to attending George Washington, Kieran received his M.A. from the University of Vermont and his B.A. from Mount Saint Mary College.

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The American Revolution in Alexandria, Virginia: Upheaval in George Washington’s Hometown

Alexandria, Virginia, is well known as George Washington’s hometown, but its role during the American Revolution is not widely understood. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, Alexandria was largely spared the fierce warfare that raged across the country. Nonetheless, the Revolution profoundly affected the community. Founded in 1749 along the Potomac River, Alexandria was a […]

by Kieran J. O'Keefe