'Wm Penn & Native Americans' with Daniel Richter, Penn Professor of History
William Penn is deservedly remembered for his peaceful policies and fair dealings with Native Americans. Those memories of the peaceful founder, however, often make Penn seem an almost other-worldly figure, a saint whose Quaker beliefs set him utterly apart from other Europeans of his violent time and place. But, however admirable he was, William Penn was a human being who was a product of the era in which he lived. This lecture will set Penn’s policies in a broader context and examine how they related… Show more
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