11:00am Maren Forsyth
“The Identity Behind The American Portrait”
Portraits were a good that the colonists could produce locally, and were a marker of social status. When the colonists declared independence from England, they began a process of differentiating themselves as much as possible from England’s influence. This presentation will be examining the stylistic similarities and differences between American and British portraiture during and post-American Revolution, and then using these comparisons to examine the relationship between the two nations.
11:30am Heather Kenny
“The New Hampshire Gazette: Rhetoric of Revolution”
This project explores the history of the New Hampshire Gazette and the Fowle family in their endeavor to bring printing into the colony for the first time. In doing so, they introduced a new era of media, that not only delivered the news, but reflected and shaped the ideas of culture and society throughout the revolution and into the creation of a new nation.
12:00pm James Irving
“Forgotten Founders: A History of Native Americans and Their Role in the American Revolution”
Explores Native American involvement in, and response to, the American Revolution. This project will also approach Native Americans from a historiographic lens to relate past experiences with present ones.