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Monday, April 11, 2005

Brown Bag Series Explores Revolutionary Uprisings

class=""MsoNormal"">SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Creston Long of Salisbury University’s History Department presents “From Regulators to Liberty Men: Backcountry Unrest in Revolutionary America,” the next in the Brown Bag Lunch Discussion series. The presentation takes place noon Friday, April 29 in the Social Room of Holloway Hall.

class=""MsoNormal"">“People in the audience should come away from the talk with a greater understanding of the forces shaping the early American frontier,” Long says of his hopes for the presentation. “They will see how backcountry disturbances reflected tensions in the emerging nation.”

class=""MsoNormal"">In his presentation, Long discusses backcountry uprisings dating from the years just before the American Revolution to the Early Republic. He compares several rebellions and connects them to the political and social currents of the Revolutionary era.

class=""MsoNormal"">Long received his doctorate from the College of William and Mary. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on migration to the Southern backcountry before the American Revolution. In addition, Long has published works including encyclopedia articles on backcountry migration, rebellions and land companies, and he has published several essays on the Shenandoah Valley region.

class=""MsoNormal"">Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the discussion is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6450 or visit the SU Web site at "

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