Puritans, Native Americans, and Historians: A Conversation about New England’s Conflicted Past

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Public commemorations have become a difficult business in recent years, often provoking sharp conflict about the meaning and implications of the past. With the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in Plymouth fast approaching, the Congregational Library and Archives and Suffolk University are sponsoring an important conversation about remembering and memorializing that event, bringing together leading scholars of Puritanism and Native American history. 
Jean O'Brien, University of Minnesota, a White Earth Ojibwe and author of Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England (2010).

Lisa Blee, University of Wake Forest, author of Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice (2014)

David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School, author of A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Pubic Life in New England (2011)

Marty Blatt, Professor of the Practice in History and Director of Public History Program at Northeastern

This is a program of New England Beginnings, co-sponsored by the Congregational Library & Archives, Suffolk University, and the Ford Hall Forum.

Thursday, October 25th

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Suffolk University Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111


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