Lecture: Pennsylvania’s Unknown Radical Revolution: 1763-1783

February 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Pennsylvania’s Unknown Radical Revolution: 1763-1783

Speaker: Dr. Paul Douglas Newman

The American Revolution is unknown to most Americans. To most of us, the event seems a rather conservative affair, an assertion of political rights attended by a few orderly battles. But our Revolution was actually a radical event, and no state was more radical than our own commonwealth. History professor, Dr. Paul Douglas Newman, will provide an image-driven lecture about the “Keystone in the Democratic Arch—Pennsylvania” and the roles the state and its citizens played in shaping American democracy. His subjects will include women and men, natives and newcomers, enslaved and free people, English and non-English speakers, merchants and farmers, atheists and protestants.

Paul Douglas Newman, PhD is a professor of early American history at the University of Pittsburgh–Johnstown where he has taught since 1995. He has authored many books and scholarly articles on America’s colonial, revolutionary, and early national past. He is currently writing about Pennsylvania Indians and their century long attempt to preserve their independence and sovereignty over their lands in the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio River Valleys.

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