Wampanoag-Centered History of Plymouth Colony and the Thanksgiving Holiday | Newberry

Wampanoag-Centered History of Plymouth Colony and the Thanksgiving Holiday

David J. Silverman

David J. Silverman

Colonial History Lecture Series: David J. Silverman
Saturday, November 3, 2018

10 to 11:30 am

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Open to the Public

David J. Silverman earned a PhD from Princeton University and is Professor of History at George Washington University. He specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. His most recent book is Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America. He is also the author of Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America and Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha’s Vineyard, 1600-1871, and co-author with Julie Fisher of Ninigret, the Niantic and Narragansett Sachem: Diplomacy, War, and the Balance of Power in Seventeenth-Century New England and Indian Country. His essays have won major awards from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the New York Association of History. His current book project, under contract with Bloomsbury Press, is No Thanks: Plymouth Colony’s Betrayal of the Wampanoag Indians.

Cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois in partnership with the University of Illinois History Department.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required. Online registration will open in early 2018.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, non-registered individuals will be permitted to enter about ten minutes before the event’s start. Questions? Contact us at publicprograms@newberry.org or 312-255-3610.