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This Week @ MHS

Just one event on the calendar this week, but we hope you'll join us at 12 noon on Wednesday, 2 June for a brown-bag lunch with Erik Chaput of Syracuse University. Erik will speak on "Thomas Wilson Dorr and the Rhode Island Question." The effects of the 1842 Dorr Rebellion - a movement in Rhode Island to expand suffrage beyond landowners that culminated in a People's Convention, armed confrontation, and the extension of voting rights - reverberated throughout the North. In Massachusetts, the Rebellion influenced the results of the 1842 gubernatorial race between Democrat Marcus Morton and Whig John Davis.

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