When:
Friday, May 01, 2020 2:00p -
3:00p

Where:
Online event
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar

Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase “City on a hill,” from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the 20th century. By tracing the strange history of Winthrop’s speech, from total obscurity in its own day to pervasive use in modern politics, Van Engen reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country—the many different meanings of America that emerge from a preservation of its literary past.


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