Lecture Description

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution—dating from the 4th of July 1776—there are calls across academia and the public for more inclusion of Native, Black, and Latinx Americans in the history of the nation’s founding. Yet, some scholars and social influencers argue that early U.S. history told from the perspective of broader voices of people who lived in eighteenth-century North America represents a “woke” agenda, critical race theory, or a disruptive form of “political correctness.” This lecture illuminates the important ways that inclusion of voices from silenced founders, alongside those of more familiar figures, offers scholars, students, and the American public a richer, fuller appreciation for just how revolutionary the American Revolution and those who initiated it were.

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Ethnicity Revolutionary and Early National

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Ronald Angelo Johnson

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