"Democracy in Spite of Itself" Walking Tour

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Bristol Historical & Preservation Society staff member and tour guide Clara Read will focus on the rise of the Federalist Party and its impact upon Bristol's architecture while walking along downtown streets. After the Revolutionary War ended, while our newly formed government was promoting democracy, huge fortunes continued to be made through the slave trade which remained an intrinsic part of America's economy. In order to explore the economic, social, political, and spiritual impacts the slave trade had on the values of democracy, the tour will visit properties either owned by the De Wolf family or designed by architect Russell Warren, as well as others of significance.

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