Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment
A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions
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April 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Hennage Auditorium
The Southern Backcountry in Early America: Backward or Backbone?
Warren R. Hofstra
This lecture by scholar Warren R. Hofstra will test and challenge notions that the Southern backcountry in the 18th century was a simplified and cruder, or less-refined, version of Chesapeake and Low Country societies. It will emphasize the distinctiveness and independence of backcountry society and the arts and culture it produced. Less a backwater of the Atlantic world, it was more the backbone of an evolving American identity emphasizing a complex heritage of British Imperial expansion and the geographic, demographic and political realities of the New World.
$5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission
Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.