Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 6:00p -
Old North Church
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
Lectures & Conferences
Learn about the values that shaped the Puritans' legal system and civic life during this talk by David D. Hall.
Given a free hand to form colony and town governments, what values did the people who arrived in New England in the 1630's bring to this process? How did these values shape the making of a legal system, rules about who could vote, and especially, who could participate in civic life?
David D. Hall has written widely on the religious, social, and political culture of 17th century New England. He is best known for Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England (1989) and A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in Early New England (2011). Most recently professor of American religious history at Harvard Divinity School, from which he retired in 2008, he taught previously at Boston University and Yale, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1964.
This event is presented by Partnership of Historic Bostons. PHB, a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1999, celebrates the extraordinary legacy of the Puritan founders of Boston and New England, and preserves their unique historical connection to Boston, England. All are welcome to our free Charter Day walking tours, lectures, events, and discussions.
To learn more about the Partnership, please visit http://www.historicbostons.org/
Image: Puritans in Conference with King James of England, Library of Congress