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The Local Archive and the Semiquincentennial: A Forum | 10 March 2023

With the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence just three years away, many archives and museums are turning their attention to planning for the United States’ semiquincentennial. Philadelphia institutions are, unsurprisingly, at the forefront of this activity. 

 

Upcoming Events



The Muscogee Crisis: The Treaty of Indian Springs and Tribal Politics in the Native South, 1825-1827

Brown Bag Session
Tanner Allread, Stanford University
Mar 15, 2023 at - | Zoom Only

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.  -- Tanner Allread is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Stanford University. He studies nineteenth-century Native American history…



“A Distant People”: The History of Slavery and Race in the US Declaration of Independence

Friday Seminar
Steve Sarson, Université Jean Moulin
Mar 24, 2023 at - | Hybrid/Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third Street, Philadelphia

Steve Sarson is Professor of American Civilization at Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France. He did his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University and previously taught at Towson State University in Baltimore and Swansea…



A Gendered Frontier: Métissage and Indigenous Enslavement in Eighteenth-Century Basse-Louisiane

Brown Bag Session
Leila K. Blackbird, University of Chicago
Mar 29, 2023 at - | Zoom Only

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.  -- Leila K. Blackbird (Louisiana Creole, unenrolled adoptee of Apache-Cherokee descent) is the Pozen Family Human Rights Doctoral…

About the McNeil Center

Established as the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies in 1978, and renamed in honor of its benefactor Robert L. McNeil, Jr., in 1998, the McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850, with a particular but by no means exclusive emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region.