February 2: Louis Roper, Ph.D.
“The Wider World of Proprietary South Carolina”
This talk considers early South Carolina within the context of seventeenth-century English overseas trade and colonizing activities. In this light, it is apparent that the colony developed political, cultural, and social norms and practices that were entirely congruent with those that were preeminent in other parts of America colonized by the English. Accordingly, Carolina provides an excellent example of the social and political history of colonial America.
Dr. Louis Roper, professor of history at SUNY New Paltz, recently was awarded the title of SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the state university system. He holds a J.D. degree from SUNY Buffalo and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and is the author or editor of seven books.
Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 2
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM