For years, researchers have associated political decision-making with St. Mary’s City and the colonial tobacco plantations with an economic purpose. However, Lord Baltimore, a recusant Catholic, recognized early on that, to get control of the colony, he had to make himself present in the greater Maryland landscape. Archaeology along the Patuxent, Potomac, and Wicomico rivers is revealing how Baltimore used rivers, plantations, and roads to address that most vexing of constitutional questions: Where does political authority come from – from the inherent rights of Englishmen or the authority of the king?
Dr. Julia King, professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will present a talk on power and authority in Colonial Maryland.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Chesapeake Building
41770 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC