The Quaker William Penn: An Alternative View of the Founder of Pennsylvania

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Subjects: Colonialism
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May 8, 2014 6:00 pm-May 8, 2014 7:30 pm

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania who lived in Bristol, is often viewed as a pacifist and promoter of religious freedom. Here historian Jim McNeil explores the darker side of the Penn family, including their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and European expansionism in America.

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