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Event:
Beyond the Pale: The Struggle for Authority in Colonial Maryland
Start:
June 19, 2013 7:00 pm
End:
June 19, 2013 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Organizer:
St. Mary’s College
Updated:
June 10, 2013
Venue:
St. Mary's County Government-Chesapeake Bldg
Address:
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41770 Baldridge St, Leonardtown, MD, 20650, United States

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