The American Revolution & The Right to Bear Arms

03/11/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cliveden
Phone:215-848-1777
Address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Dr. Jessica Roney, Professor of History at Temple University will discuss the Second Amendment and its roots during the American Revolution followed by a facilitated discussion.

Tickets are free to the public and available through the Eventbrite link above. This event is for attendees 16 years of age and older.

About Jessica Roney

Jessica Roney studies bottom-up political culture in colonial America. Her first book, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia, studies voluntary associations and civic culture in Philadelphia from its English founding in 1682 until the American Revolution and argues that, in Philadelphia, the civic engagement of ordinary white men (rather than exclusively of elites) was far more pervasive than historians had understood. Her current book project, Revolutionary Settlement: The Colonies of the American Revolution, examines two linked diasporas that resulted from the American Revolution: one of Loyalists predominantly to Canada, and one of Anglo-American settlers to the trans-Appalachian west where they founded colonies that might—or might not—one day be part of the United States. Her work asks how these people (and the policymakers who wanted to regulate them!), who had all lived through the American Revolution, drew meaning from that seismic event, and how they implemented those lessons as they created new colonies as parts of larger empires.

Dr. Roney maintains an active role in early American studies, serving as the convener for the Temple Early Atlantic Seminar (TEAS), a forum for graduate student works-in-progress, as co-editor of book reviews for the Journal of the Early Republic, and on the executive council for the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. She is co-investigator with Dr. Rachel Herrmann (Cardiff University) in an Arts and Humanities Research Council Networking Grant (United Kingdom) through which they are putting on multi-year linked programming on the topic “Geographies of Power on Land and Water: Space, People, and Borders.”

 

Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st–Century Gun Violence has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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