Fabre Line Club Lecture Book Series -- Dorr Rebellion of 1841-43

Friday, October 14, 2011

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Fabre Line Club
200 Allens Avenue, 4th Floor
Providence, RI

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Fri, 2011-10-14 18:30 - 20:00

The Rhode Island Publications Society (Fabre Line Club) announces its second annual fall book series featuring four presentations by noted scholars. Two of the talks will analyze Rhode Island themes--The Dorr Rebellion (Fri., Oct. 14) and the recent Separation of Powers Amendments to the state constitution--the other two lectures--by nationally renowned scholars Jack Greene (Weds., Oct. 26) of the Johns Hopkins University and Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood (Thurs., Nov. 10) of Brown--University will discuss broader themes in American history.

The four presentations are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase as will the books that accompany the talks. For further information call, 401-272-1776.

Providence College’s Phillips Memorial Library will debut a new online resource devoted to the Dorr Rebellion of 1841-43--the most significant constitutional and political upheaval to occur in Rhode Island history. This resource, developed as an interactive website, will consist of a short-form documentary, a gallery of historical images, a dedicated page for educational materials, links to other Dorr-related sites, and more. The documentary, created by Providence College faculty member Dr.  Erik Chaput, private collector and PC alumni Russell DeSimone, and Chris Landry of the Phillips Memorial Library, delineates the main events of the Rebellion and includes commentary by Rhode Island’s leading constitutional historian, Dr. Patrick Conley, and Dorr Rebellion scholar Raymond Lavertue of England’s Oxford University.

Following the showing of the 20-minute video, the creators of this documentary will answer questions relating to the project, and Russell DeSimone will sign Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion, a highly-illustrated book that he co-authored with Daniel Shofield under the imprint of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society.