On Sunday, July 10, 2005, The New-York Historical Society in collaboration with the National Park Service and the Center for the American Revolution at Valley Forge will host a panel discussion and public forum The Unknown American Revolution. The forum is centered on recent scholarship couched in the reexamination of the American Revolution and explores the ideals and actions of the Revolution as a highly social and radical historical event. According to the panelists, this revolution was a people’s revolution of cultures in conflict, and their power struggles to make their visions of a republican nation known.
Gary B. Nash, professor of history at UCLA and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is the author of many distinguished works of American history including Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early North America, Race and Revolution, The Urban Crucible is the keynote speaker. Insights into the making of his new book The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America will set the stage with a discussion on the sacrifices and struggles of diverse group that fought in a war for freedom and citizenship. Other prominent scholars on the panel include Sylvia Frey, Senior Research Fellow at the John Carter Brown, Library, Brown University, will discuss Southern Perspectives of the American Revolution with specific accounts of African Americans and women; Colin Calloway, Professor, Dartmouth University, will make a presentation on Native American Perspectives of the American Revolution, highlighting individual’s choices made during the war; Richard Ryerson, Academic Director, the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania will share his research on Political Perspectives of the American Revolution, with an emphasis on how the colonies moved toward statehood and unity; and Ray Raphael, Author, Founding Myths and A People’s History of the American Revolution will round off the panel with remarks about the Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past.
The program will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street. The program is free with admission: Members: Free; Adults: $10; Seniors, Students and Teachers: $5;
Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free.
Cynthia R. Copeland
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024 firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.873.3400 ext 218
212.877.1817 Email: ccopeland@nyhistory Visit the website at http://www.nyhistory.org
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