HPU to Host Event Celebrating Local DAR Chapter’s 100th Anniversary

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 14, 2016 – High Point University will host Dr. Marjoleine Kars, an expert in early American history, for a special presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Alexander Martin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and continue with the lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce Ballroom. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. RSVP by Jan. 25 at reservations@highpoint.edu or 336-841-9209.

Kars will present, “North Carolina Regulators: America’s First Revolutionaries.” She will share research from her book, “Breaking Loose Together,” which documents the history of North Carolina farmers involved in the Regulator Rebellion, the largest organized movement for rural justice in colonial America, which took place in the Piedmont. While the Regulators were defeated at the Battle of Alamance in 1771, their demands and ideas foreshadowed popular demands of the Revolution that followed.

“Dr. Kars’ work offers important new insights into a crucial but lesser-known period of North Carolina history. It’s a great opportunity for interested local folks to learn more about our collective past,” says Paul Ringel, associate professor of history at HPU, who is helping coordinate the event as part of the Department of History’s fifth annual American Discoveries series.

Kars is an associate professor and chair in the History Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore. She received her Ph.D. in early American history from Duke University and teaches early American and Atlantic history, women’s and gender history, and the history of Atlantic slavery.

This event kicks off a yearlong celebration for the Alexander Martin Chapter, which is highlighting historic preservation throughout 2016.

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