Brown Bag Lunch: "First Founders"

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Speaker: Francis J. Bremer

First Founders re-introduces us to the New England Puritans as surprisingly diverse and dynamic group of people. The keenly drawn portraits in Francis Bremer's new book include some familiar figures — John Winthrop and Anne Hutchinson — but also some lesser-known but fascinating "strong women" and magistrates, merchants and Native Americans, the orthodox and the not-so-orthodox. First Founders demonstrates the great variety of life throughout colonial New England and traces their influence in the lives of contemporary Americans.

Francis J. Bremer is a distinguished scholar of American Puritanism and Emeritus Professor of History at Millersville State University in Pennsylvania. His many books include John Winthrop: America’s Forgotten Founding Father and Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction.

Thursday, June 21st
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join us for lunch at noon.
Program begins promptly at 12:15.

Free.
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