Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion
A Zoom Presentation by Dr. Daniel Bullen
Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7 pm
In this Zoom lecture, Daniel Bullen will discuss his interpretation of Shays Rebellion (1786-87), which is the subject of his new book Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion: An American Story.
Telling the narrative from the people’s perspective, Bullen asserts that Shays, and thousands of other farmers, protested flagrantly unjust economic policies that forced some farmers off their land while profiting financiers. Through five months of protests, the farmers kept the peace and later won reforms they sought.
Daniel Bullen holds a Ph.D. in American literature. He is the author of two other books, The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy and The Dangers of Passion: The Transcendental Friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Register for the Zoom link.
Sliding scale admission: $5 - $20.