Revising Early America

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

"Revising Early America" - Part 1 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

The New York Times "1619 Project" and the 400th anniversary of African captives being brought to Virginia in 1619 have re-ignited a public debate on "Revisionist History" and where our American story begins. Columbus? Jamestown? Massachusetts Bay? The Revolution? These analyses often fall short of understanding the full breadth, complexity and vastness of early America, and the interconnectedness of the American story with the global dynamics of the period. On the 400th anniversary of 1619, three historians debate where and who should be part of America's founding story, as well as the myths and realities surrounding America's creation. Read more about the event >>

Moderated by Jason Steinhauer, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University

With comment by Maghan Keita, Professor of History and Global Interdisciplinary Studies; Founding Director, Africana Studies; Founding Director, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Villanova University



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