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 has published eight award-winning books, among them William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic (1995), which won the Bancroft, Beveridge, and Pulitzer Prizes. 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. For a dozen years, he served as the faculty adviser for the California State Social Science and History Project, which provides curriculum support and professional development for K–12 teachers in history and social studies. In 2002 he won the University of California at Davis Award for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Association, Teaching Excellence Award.

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

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




Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Series
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