fbpx

The Leedstown Resolves were one of the first protests against the 1765 Stamp Act and influenced public opinion in other American colonies. In this engaging talk, Dr. Levy explores how consumerism in the colonies shaped responses to the Stamp Act, influenced revolutionary politics, and ultimately helped drive revolutionary sentiment on the Northern Neck.

Dr. Philip Levy is a Professor of History at the University of South Florida and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. He is the author of several books many, of which deal with George Washington both as a person and as a national icon. Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home (2013) and George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape (2015) focus on the places of Washington’s childhood.

The Northern Neck 250 Speaker Series, titled The Power of Place, is supported by a Virginia Humanities grant. All events are free of charge.

Dr. Phil Levy presents "The Leedstown Resolutions: Connecting Consumerism and Revolution in the Northern Neck"
Dr. Phil Levy presents “The Leedstown Resolutions: Connecting Consumerism and Revolution in the Northern Neck”
Accompanying Programming

Finding Leedstown: What Archaeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place
Sunday, April 14
 | 2:00 PM

Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place
Sunday, June 9
 | 2:00 PM

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.

CLOSE