On 31 August 2017, Dr. Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Silver Professor of History Emerita at New York University, delivered a talk to the History Department entitled, “Double Agents in Early Jamestown: Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole.”
Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the 16th and 17th century Atlantic World, and her presentation focused on the role that children played in the earliest European settlements in the Americas. These children were seen as cross-cultural agents, the fluid identities of youth enabling them to cross between the settlers and Native Americans, and yet they were also used as political tools by both sides.
Dr. Kupperman’s event was well attended by members of the department and campus community.
Thank you to Dr. Kupperman for visiting the University, and thank you to Dr. Jenny Shaw for hosting this event!