Our Fall 2021 Meeting Will Feature Professor Peter Mancall

Professor Peter C. Mancall


First California Company Jamestowne Society will next meet at 11AM on Saturday, 30 October 2021 at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach, California 90803.

Our speaker will be Professor Peter C. Mancall of the University of Southern California, whose work has focused on Colonial America, Native Americans, and the early modern Atlantic world. He will be discussing the early encounters between the Powhatan Indians and the English at Jamestowne, and the lead-up to the massacre of 22 March 1622.

Dr. Mancall is the USC Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Professor of History and Anthropology, the Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He is the author of seven books, edited Virginia 1619: Slavery, Freedom, and the Emergence of English America (with Paul Musselwhite and James Horn), and is currently writing American Origins, which will be volume one of the Oxford History of the United States.

In May 2009, Dr. Mancall discussed A New World, England’s First View of America, featuring John White’s watercolors (his keynote speech given at the Yale Center for British Arts exhibit); at the San Diego Yacht Club.

The meeting will begin at 11 am, followed by lunch and the speaker. For more information, contact normakeating@earthlink.net

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