GLC@Lunch: Christine DeLucia, “Knowledge, Sovereignty, and Freedom in the 18th-Century Northeast”

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Event description: 

This talk traces intertwined lives of Indigenous, African-American, Afro-Indigenous, and Euro-colonial people in the Northeast/New England across the eighteenth century. The talk illuminates how individuals, families, and communities in the era of the American Revolution—and well before and after—conceptualized and pursued greater security, wellbeing, justice, and liberation. In a time of tremendous upheaval, communities sought to maintain family integrity, homelands protection, personal and collective property, cultural self-determination, and other priorities. Stories of particular books, houses, pathways, maps, images, and memory sites can bring us into fuller, and more complex, understandings of a past that remains powerful in the twenty-first century. The talk also traces how multiple ways of knowing and remembrance cultivate relations among past, present, and future.