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Archives of Revolution: A Conference About How We Make the Past | 20-22 June 2024

As we approach a series of 250th anniversaries, the histories of the American Founding have never been more hotly contested.  In the United States, historians regard 2026 with some trepidation and a lot of determination to educate a wary public about the importance of evidence to the interpretation of the past. 

Upcoming Events



"Freedom: A Rashomon Effect"

Friday Seminar
Scott Heerman, University of Miami and McNeil Center for Early American Studies
May 3, 2024 at - | Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk/Zoom

Scott Heerman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Miami. He is the author of The Alchemy of Slavery (2018) and is at work on a manuscript that examines the international kidnapping of freed people in…



Archives of Revolution: A Conference About How We Make the Past

Conference
Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024 at - | The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Archives of Revolution:  A Conference About How We Make the Past June 20-22, 2024 The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University Call for Papers As we approach a series of 250th anniversaries, the histories of the…

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.