Refugee Crises and the Origins of America: A New History
The “How It’s Going, How It Started” lecture series continues with part four on Thursday, February 17th with Washington State University Professor of History Dr. Jesse Spohnholz presenting “Refugee Crises and the Origins of America: A New History.” Spohnholz’s talk will consider how refugees were critical to the creation of America, but not only in the ways that people usually think. The very idea of America is embedded with ideas about European conquest of the lands of the Western Hemisphere, which sparked American and indigenous refugees across the Americas. By focusing on the hardships of the Puritans, Spohnholz shows, we miss far more significant stories of refugee crises in the origins of America.
All of the “How It’s Going, How It Started” events will be held at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre at 508 S. Main Street in Moscow. Doors will open at 6:30 for the 7:00pm program. The Kenworthy concession stand will be open for refreshments. Each program will also be available for live viewing online. Details about connecting virtually will be made available at www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/events.