January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NPS Lecture Series: The Dorr Rebellion of 1841-1843
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park presents: “Revolution Is In The Air” – Winter Lecture Series 2020
The Blackstone River Valley always served as an incubator of revolutionary thought and action. Join Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and discover the ways activism in the Blackstone Valley shaped the political, social, and cultural landscape of the United States of America.
The Lecture Series begins with The Dorr Rebellion of 1841-1843.
Presenter: Russell DeSimone, Rhode Island Scholar and co-Creator of Providence College’s Dorr Rebellion Project.
Considered by many as the most significant constitutional and political event in Rhode Island history, the Dorr Rebellion questioned the role of “the people” in government. Were the people the monitor of the constitutional order?