Lecture: Self-Evident Truths with Author Richard Brown
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Free for members / $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In his talk, Richard Brown, distinguished historian and author of Self- Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, shares how the early Republic struggled with every form of social inequality, despite its founding statement that “all men are created equal.” Join us for an exploration of the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice.