George S. Christian
Fri, February 27, 2009 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
Historians have extensively studied the influence of the French Revolution on late eighteenth-century Irish society, but what of the Scottish experience during the revolutionary period? Scotland seethed with similar political, social, and economic tensions in the 1790s, convincing British ministers such as Pitt and Dundas that 'North Briton', rather than Ireland, was ripe for a Jacobin insurrection. The 1793 sedition trial of Thomas Muir, a well-to-do Glaswegian lawyer and leader of the reformi
George S. Christian is a lawyer and an adjunct Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. As a lawyer he has represented clients before the Texas Legislature and various executive agencies for more than twenty years. A former Plan II student, he has received the degrees of B.A., J.D., M.A., and Ph.D. from U.T. He has been a Junior Fellow in British Studies since 2001. His current project is a study of late eighteenth-century Scottish radicalism.