September 2020
Brown Bag “We Have Always Regarded the Question of Slavery, as Really and Essentially That of Labor”: The Intersection of Race, Class, and Slavery in Radical Antebellum Boston 24 September 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Sean Griffin, CUNY In the years before the Civil War, Boston was at the forefront of numerous American radical and ...

In the years before the Civil War, Boston was at the forefront of numerous American radical and reform movements. At the same time, the city was also a site of contestation over which reforms should take priority. Although these tensions could at times grow heated, this talk examines the ways that the relationship between the abolitionist and the early labor (or “social reform”) movements in Boston was marked by conversation and cooperation as much as competition, revealing an overlap of personnel and ideas that in many ways grew stronger as the country headed towards an irrepressible conflict over slavery.”  

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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October 2020
Brown Bag Rule Britannia: Imperial Patriots and the Siege of Louisbourg of 1745 1 October 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Amy Watson, University of Southern California In 1745, a group of New England volunteers who called themselves Patriots launched an expedition ...

In 1745, a group of New England volunteers who called themselves Patriots launched an expedition against the French fortress of Louisbourg, in present-day Nova Scotia. Who were these “Patriots”? What did they want with Louisbourg? And what can this incident tell us about British imperial politics in the mid-eighteenth century? This expedition reveals that the British Empire was dividing on sharp partisan lines in the 1740s, laying the groundwork for the revolutionary decades to come.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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Brown Bag The Confederation Period Origins of American Migration Policy 22 October 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Cody Nager, CUNY As migrants arrived in the United States after the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the new nation balanced the ...

As migrants arrived in the United States after the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the new nation balanced the economic potential of migration against domestic and international turmoil. Debates over regulation centered around potential disloyalty in the trans-Appalachian west, the environment of interstate competition, and foreign commercial interference. From these debates developed the first national migration policy codified when Congress passed the Naturalization Act of 1790.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

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Brown Bag “We Have Always Regarded the Question of Slavery, as Really and Essentially That of Labor”: The Intersection of Race, Class, and Slavery in Radical Antebellum Boston Register registration required at no cost 24 September 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Sean Griffin, CUNY

In the years before the Civil War, Boston was at the forefront of numerous American radical and reform movements. At the same time, the city was also a site of contestation over which reforms should take priority. Although these tensions could at times grow heated, this talk examines the ways that the relationship between the abolitionist and the early labor (or “social reform”) movements in Boston was marked by conversation and cooperation as much as competition, revealing an overlap of personnel and ideas that in many ways grew stronger as the country headed towards an irrepressible conflict over slavery.”  

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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Brown Bag Rule Britannia: Imperial Patriots and the Siege of Louisbourg of 1745 Register registration required at no cost 1 October 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Amy Watson, University of Southern California

In 1745, a group of New England volunteers who called themselves Patriots launched an expedition against the French fortress of Louisbourg, in present-day Nova Scotia. Who were these “Patriots”? What did they want with Louisbourg? And what can this incident tell us about British imperial politics in the mid-eighteenth century? This expedition reveals that the British Empire was dividing on sharp partisan lines in the 1740s, laying the groundwork for the revolutionary decades to come.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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Brown Bag The Confederation Period Origins of American Migration Policy Register registration required at no cost 22 October 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM This is an online program Cody Nager, CUNY

As migrants arrived in the United States after the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the new nation balanced the economic potential of migration against domestic and international turmoil. Debates over regulation centered around potential disloyalty in the trans-Appalachian west, the environment of interstate competition, and foreign commercial interference. From these debates developed the first national migration policy codified when Congress passed the Naturalization Act of 1790.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

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