Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

From Tyranny to Liberty:How Immigrants to the British Colonies made the transition from authoritarian societies and created new forms of governance.

$64.00

Price for Members: $42
Price for Non-Members: $64
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 12, 19 & 26 1:00-3:00
Instructor: Linda J Pulliam EdD, PhD
Location: In-Person, Concord Campus

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Course Description

FROM TYRANNY TO LIBERTYHow Immigrants to the British Colonies made the transition from authoritarian societies and created new forms of governance.

Individual liberties, rights, and representative government were radical concepts in the British colonies of the 1600s -1700s, and their meaning slowly evolved in churches, communities and families. The English, Scots and Ulster Scots (AKA Scot-Irish) all came from the British Isles and spoke some dialect of English but they varied significantly in the kinds of liberties they sought, beliefs about what led to happiness, and concepts of an ideal form of governance. What accounts for these differences?

Each ethnic group also varied internally due to religion, education, occupation, and economic standing, leading to different ways of relating to Native peoples, thinking about slavery, and interpreting the roles of women. Did these groups ever reach a consensus or continue to diverge?

Come join the discussion about cultural continuity, tradition and social change, and the assumptions in “E pluribus unum” as we examine the everyday lives of early immigrants to the British colonies.

 (In-person, Concord Campus)

 

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Instructor

Linda J Pulliam EdD, PhD

Event Details

Date: 2023-01-12

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.

Venue: In-Person, Concord Campus

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