Murder and Mercy: A Colonial Encounter in the Susquehanna Valley

Humanities Lecture and Discussion with Nicole Eustace
Wednesday, May 11, 5 pm, PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center 133, The University of Scranton 

Nicole Eustace, PhD, a Professor of History at NYU, is a prolific writer. Her talk ““Murder and Mercy”: A Colonial Encounter in the Susquehanna Valley” highlights the central themes of her latest book, Covered with Night, which explores competing interpretations of justice and morality on the Pennsylvania frontier. She demonstrates the complex layers and textures of everyday life as colonists encountered Native peoples in eastern Pennsylvania. Covered with Night was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award and is the winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History. 



Nicole Eustace, Ph.D. 
Professor of History and director of the NYU Atlantic History Workshop at New York University, and author, Covered with Night

Event sponsors:

  • The University of Scranton,
    • Campus partners include the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities, History Department, and the Office of Community and Government Relations
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Black Scranton Project
  • Lackawanna County Arts & Culture
  • Lackawanna Historical Society
  • Scranton Public Library
  • WVIA