10 to 11:30 am
By examining a map made by natives of the Carolina backcountry in 1721, this presentation reveals efforts to understand and adapt to colonial trade and settlement.
It 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).
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Free and open to the public; registration required. Online registration will open March 1.
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