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400 Years Since Plymouth

January 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Leiden University lecturer Eduard van de Bilt will speak at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City, January 4, 2020.
He is the author of Becoming John Adams. The making of a Great American in Leiden, 1780-1782, and is widely regarded as a leading expert on Leiden’s impact on the American experience.

Van de Bilt will participate in a special session titled “400 Years Since Plymouth.”  It is intended to reflect on the 400th anniversary of settlement at Plymouth, not as a celebration, but as a reflection emphasizing the international context and how the events should be understood today.

The “Pilgrim” narrative can best be understood through a series of contexts that includes Leiden, the Netherlands; Plymouth, England; the world of what would become Massachusetts in 1620; and the larger colonization frame of New England.

Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University
Eduard van de Bilt, University of Leiden
Jean M. O’Brien, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Kathryn Napier Gray, University of Plymouth
Alison F. Games, Georgetown University
Saturday, January 4, 2020: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Trianon Ballroom (New York Hilton, Third Floor)
AHA Session 76


January 4, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


New York Hilton Hotel
1335 Avenue Of The Americas
New York,, NY 10019 United States
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