Peter C. Mancall : “Myth and Reality at the Founding of English America” (27/02, 15h-16h30)

Avant la prochaine séance du séminaire (27 février, Steven O’Connor) Peter C. Mancall interviendra de 15h à 16h30 (Serpente, D117), dans le cadre du séminaire du laboratoire Histoire et dynamique des espaces anglophones (HDEA). Son intervention portera sur le livre qu’il est en train d’achever sur les origines des Etats-Unis pour la série The Oxford History of the United States, American Origins
 
L’intervention est intitulée “Myth and Reality at the Founding of English America”. 
 
The origins of English America—the territory that would eventually form the basis for the United States—remain shrouded in myth. Nowhere are those ancient thoughts more powerful than in New England, the alleged home of the first Thanksgiving, a meal that brought together English and Native Americans.  With the 400th anniversary of the English landing at Plymouth being commemorated this year, now seems the time to assess the veracity of the mythic origins of the nation.
 
Peter Mancall est professeur d’histoire et d’anthropologie à University of Southern California ; il est pour l’année en cours Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. Il est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England (Yale University Press, 2019).