What does 1620 have in common with 2020?
Since the founding of the British colony of Jamestown in 1607, each century's third decade has been pivotal in the history of American democracy. Colonists, and later Americans, would struggle during the 1620s, the 1720s, the 1820s, and the 1920s over the character of democracy. This Know 20s talk explores the history of these third-decade struggles and inventories how democracy might advance during the 2020s.
Dean Harris is an adjunct instructor of history at Central Oregon Community College.