Brown Bag Lunch: "First Founders"
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.