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Response to Review of Dunmore’s New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America

I would like to thank Stephen Conway for his thoughtful review and the kind words it includes. I am grateful to him for bringing to my attention the factual errors above, which I hope to have a chance to correct in due course. As he observes, biography often forces historians to traverse unfamiliar terrain, and missteps are all but inevitable. Given biography's value as a mode of microhistorical inquiry and its narrative power, I hope that such challenges do not deter young historians from experimenting with the genre and stretching themselves in the process.