For Immediate Release:
Robert W. Haines
President, Mount Evans Chapter
Colorado State Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Dr. Goodfriend, DU History Professor, Speaks to Mt. Evans, SAR
Denver, CO, March 10, 2018 – Dr. Joyce Goodfriend, Professor of History at Denver University, addressed the Mt. Evans Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution at their meeting held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Broken Tee Golf Club and spoke about her recent book, “Who Shall Rule at Home?”
On March 10, 2018, the Mt. Evans Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution held its quarterly meeting at the Broken Hill Golf Club in Englewood, CO. The guest speaker at the meeting was Dr. Joyce Goodfriend, Professor of History in the Denver University History Department. The teaching interests of Dr. Goodfriend, who received her Ph. D. in history from UCLA in 1975, include early America (17th and 18th centuries), immigrants and ethnic groups, history of America and New England in historic memory.
Dr. Goodfriend, who is a prolific author, spoke about the history leading up to the American Revolution her recent book “Who Should Rule at Home?” Cornell University Press (2017). In her book, Dr. Goodfriend focuses on the factors confronting the elite in British New York prior to the Revolution. She identifies three major sources of conflict, including the Dutch settlers the British absorbed when taking over New Amsterdam; the religious awakening fostered by the famous preacher George Whitefield; and the quiet rebellion of dependents, such as servants and household slaves. She concludes that while cultural power would remain with the privileged New Yorkers for generations to come, on the eve of the Revolutionary War, challenges to that power were beginning to evidence themselves.
Left to Right: Dr. Joyce Goodfriend; Robert W. Haines
“It was a pleasure to have Dr. Goodfriend as our guest speaker,” remarked Bob Haines, President of Mt. Evans Chapter. “Many of our Compatriots, the term we use for our members, are amateur historians. They have done considerable research in order to document their Revolutionary War Ancestors and many go on to learn more about their ancestors’ exploits. It is interesting for us to hear from a ‘professional’ historian who has spent her academic career studying this era.”
The Mt. Evans Chapter represents those members of the Sons of the American Revolution living in the Denver Metro area. It is one of four Chapters in the Colorado Society. The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and almost 39,000 members. SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.