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RESCHEDULED - History Matters series: Cracking the Code
Due to the severe weather we are currently experiencing in the Boston area, we have rescheduled this month's free lunchtime lecture to next week.
The good news is that you now have more than enough time to reserve your seat if you haven't already.
Decoding Roger WilliamsThe Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America looks at Native American communities in Rhode Island, Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and Long Island (NY), over the long course of the 18th century, particularly with regard to their involvement in the so-called "Great Awakening" of the 1740s. He is currently working on his next book-length project, a broad-ranging history of slavery and the shades of servitude in colonial New England and the Atlantic world among Africans and Native Americans.
Linford Fisher's books are available for borrowing to members of the Congregational Library and Archives.
Wednesday, February 18th
noon - 1:00 pm
image of page 142 in An Essay Toward the Reconciling of Difference Among Christians by John Eliot courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University
image of the statue of Roger Williams by Franklin Simmons in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capitol Building courtesy of The Architect of the Capitol via Wikimedia Commons