Eagles and Angels: Evangelicalism, Patriotism and Scots 'Common Sense’ in the Art and Culture of the American Back-Country
Sumpter T Priddy, Alexandria, VA
Angel Detail from a Desk and Bookcase, North Carolina, ca. 1800 Private Collection
Tall Clock. SW Virginia or East Tennessee, ca. 1820. Private Collection.
Eagle Inlay from the Prospect Door of a Desk, East Tennessee, ca. 1810. Private Collection.
Scholar and erudite friend of the Forum Sumpter Priddy will present an exploration and analysis of his new research into cultural objects from the 18th 19th centuries rural American south and inland territories. He will address how the predominance of Scots and Irish immigrants and their interpretations of freedom gave structure to cultural, political and philosophical trends of the time and today.
This entirely new research has never before been printed or published. This lecture will not be available for future on-line viewing: this is your only chance!