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The Continental Revolution: Natives, Empires, and Constitutions during the 1780s

Join us for a lecture by historian Alan Taylor of the University of Virginia on the topic of how native peoples responded to the creation of the United States and by their resistance threatened that new nation and induced the writing of a new federal constitution.

Alan Taylor is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, in both 1996 and 2014, for William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic and The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832. He is the author of six other books on North American borderlands, Native American history, colonial and revolutionary America, and the early United States. Taylor’s numerous book awards include the Bancroft Prize, the Beveridge Award, and the Cox Book Prize. His current project, Thomas Jefferson’s Education, examines the social and political context for education in Virginia from the 1750s to the 1820s and highlights the revolution’s separation of church and state in fundamentally altering political culture and educational expectations in Virginia. Before assuming the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair at the University of Virginia in 2014, Taylor was a long-time faculty member at the University of California at Davis, where he won multiple teaching awards. He served for a dozen years as faculty adviser to the California State Social Science and History Project, which provides professional development and curriculum support for K-12 teachers.

Presented by the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Psychology, 105
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, USA

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

Departments

History

Website

http://www.reed.edu/greenbergscholar

Group
Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Series
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