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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      60 West Walton Street
      Chicago, Illinois 60610

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      Circles and Squares: Natives and Colonists and Maps

      See the web page for this event. Examining a map made by natives of the Carolina backcountry in 1721 reveals efforts to understand and adapt to colonial trade and settlement. Join us as Alan Taylor Shaw explores the contrast between settler and native ways of understanding the environment and intercultural diplomacy. This exchange of view helps to restore native peoples, and their diplomacy, to center place in colonial history. Alan Taylor is Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair of History at the University of Virginia. Two of his seven books have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (1996) and The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1772-1832 (2014). His most recent work is American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (2016). Cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois in partnership with the University of Illinois History Department. People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.

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