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The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia by Brent Tarter

Thursday, March 27, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
Location:
Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On March 27 at noon, Brent Tarter will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia."

The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in VirginiaFrom the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century, Virginia’s history has been marked by obstacles to democratic change. In The Grandees of Government, Brent Tarter offers an extended commentary based in primary sources on how these undemocratic institutions and ideas arose and how they were both perpetuated and challenged. With its thorough reevaluation of the interrelationship between the words and actions of Virginia’s political leaders, The Grandees of Government provides an entirely new interpretation of Virginia’s political history.

Tarter is a founding editor of the Library of Virginia’s Dictionary of Virginia Biography and a cofounder of the annual Virginia Forum.

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street. Remember, for VMFA members, the deck is free.

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Brent Tarter offers a commentary based in primary sources on how these undemocratic institutions and ideas arose and how they were both perpetuated and challenged.
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The Grandees of Government

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