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17th Century Torture and Executions

In the 17th century, Europeans and American Indians practiced public torture and execution, but for very divergent reasons. European torture was a centrally directed practice meant to demonstrate the power of the king, or sovereign. Native American torture was highly decentralized and served to enhance bonds between community members. Examining European and American Indian torture reveals the significant differences between these two very different cultural expressions. PLEASE NOTE: PORTIONS OF THIS DISCUSSION ARE GRAPHIC.


Patrick Jung, PhD

Dr. Patrick J. Jung received his doctoral degree in United States history in 1997 from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He has worked at the Milwaukee School of Engineering since 2003 and teaches courses in history and cultural anthropology. His areas ... read more

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 4-5:15pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Patrick Jung PhD

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:344

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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