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North America Before the Revolution of 1776

"Landing of the Pilgrims"

New York City
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Historian Daniel Richter talks about his book “Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts.” In it, he asserts that it is important to remember the very long period of North American history prior to the Founding Fathers; and that too much emphasis on the Revolution over-simplifies the native peoples and the colonists. Professor Richter also discusses the complexity of the many ethnic, geographical, and religious differences from 800 AD up to the American Revolution. The Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City hosted this event. 

Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:22am (ET)

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