Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00PM
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1901 Vine Street, 19103
"William Penn and Native Americans"
With Professor Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
A “Thinking with the Past,” Penn History series lecture
William Penn is deservedly remembered for his peaceful policies and fair dealings with Native Americans. Those memories of the peaceful founder, however, often make Penn seem an almost other-worldly figure, a saint whose Quaker beliefs set him utterly apart from other Europeans of his violent time and place. But, however admirable he was, William Penn was a human being who was a product of the era in which he lived. This lecture will set Penn’s policies in a broader context and examine how they related to late-17th-century English religious, political, and imperial trends and to the realities of interactions between Native Americans and Europeans in the Delaware Valley when Penn’s colonists arrived in the 1680s.
Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and Acting Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, October 23 / Rm #108 / 7:00 PM
Parkway Central Library
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This event is free, but tickets are recommended. Please go to www.eventbrite.com/event/8376563527 to register or call 215 686-5396
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