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Brown Bag Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of "Getting By" in Civil War and Emancipation 23 June 2017.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Kathleen Hilliard, Iowa State University This project examines the transformation of southern political economy during the era of the ...

This project examines the transformation of southern political economy during the era of the American Civil War and African American emancipation, exploring how crisis and transition exposed weaknesses in slavery’s cruel paternalist bargain. Spanning the crisis from South Carolina’s secession in 1860 to the rise of Radical Reconstruction in 1867, it focuses on two central questions: how did white and black southerners recreate and transform relations of power in the chaos of civil war and emancipation? And how did the political economy of “getting by” in wartime shape the way old ties were exploded and new ways negotiated?

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Brown Bag Maps, Copies, and Rights: Boundaries of Ownership in Early American Piracy 28 June 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nora Slonimsky, Graduate Center, CUNY The origins and development of copyright practices in the eighteenth century were at once a local, ...

The origins and development of copyright practices in the eighteenth century were at once a local, national, and imperial project. While literary property itself was limited to English soil — and English citizens — across the Atlantic a group of colonial and Indigenous Americans sought to establish an alternative legal regime with substantial political ramifications, ramifications that reverberated in the debates over intellectual property in the early national and antebellum periods.

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July
Brown Bag Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate 5 July 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society One hundred years ago, upper class Boston-area residents spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff ...

One hundred years ago, upper class Boston-area residents spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate. They included dentists, lawyers, executives, suffragists, and the first American to provide prefabricated houses. They and their families came for the area’s ocean views, beaches, and cooling breezes on the wraparound porches of Colonial Revival houses built by George Welch. Welch turned what had been farmland since Native American times into a select summer colony.

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Brown Bag Women's Education Networks 19 July 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Judith Harford, University College Dublin This project explores the role of the Central Association of Irish Schoolmistresses and the ...

This project explores the role of the Central Association of Irish Schoolmistresses and the Woman’s Education Association of Boston in advancing the cause for women’s admission to Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University.

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August
Brown Bag The Year 1800: The Union of the Personal and the Political 2 August 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma This project focuses on the elections of 1800 to reveal the extensive intrigues of a year ...

This project focuses on the elections of 1800 to reveal the extensive intrigues of a year that historians have often reduced to a single political contest. The personal and the political were inseparable among women and men in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, where power, prejudice, servitude, insiders, and foreigners converged in illicit unions that rocked individuals and families and altered electoral outcomes.

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September
Brown Bag The Liberator’s Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965 6 September 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Donald Yacovone, Harvard University The Liberator’s Legacy explores popular memory of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick ...

The Liberator’s Legacy explores popular memory of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Through the lens of collective memory, this book will examine the changing meaning of the Civil War in American thought.

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Brown Bag Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of "Getting By" in Civil War and Emancipation 23 June 2017.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Kathleen Hilliard, Iowa State University

This project examines the transformation of southern political economy during the era of the American Civil War and African American emancipation, exploring how crisis and transition exposed weaknesses in slavery’s cruel paternalist bargain. Spanning the crisis from South Carolina’s secession in 1860 to the rise of Radical Reconstruction in 1867, it focuses on two central questions: how did white and black southerners recreate and transform relations of power in the chaos of civil war and emancipation? And how did the political economy of “getting by” in wartime shape the way old ties were exploded and new ways negotiated?

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Brown Bag Maps, Copies, and Rights: Boundaries of Ownership in Early American Piracy 28 June 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nora Slonimsky, Graduate Center, CUNY

The origins and development of copyright practices in the eighteenth century were at once a local, national, and imperial project. While literary property itself was limited to English soil — and English citizens — across the Atlantic a group of colonial and Indigenous Americans sought to establish an alternative legal regime with substantial political ramifications, ramifications that reverberated in the debates over intellectual property in the early national and antebellum periods.

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Brown Bag Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate 5 July 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society

One hundred years ago, upper class Boston-area residents spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate. They included dentists, lawyers, executives, suffragists, and the first American to provide prefabricated houses. They and their families came for the area’s ocean views, beaches, and cooling breezes on the wraparound porches of Colonial Revival houses built by George Welch. Welch turned what had been farmland since Native American times into a select summer colony.

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Brown Bag Women's Education Networks 19 July 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Judith Harford, University College Dublin

This project explores the role of the Central Association of Irish Schoolmistresses and the Woman’s Education Association of Boston in advancing the cause for women’s admission to Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University.

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Brown Bag The Year 1800: The Union of the Personal and the Political 2 August 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma

This project focuses on the elections of 1800 to reveal the extensive intrigues of a year that historians have often reduced to a single political contest. The personal and the political were inseparable among women and men in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, where power, prejudice, servitude, insiders, and foreigners converged in illicit unions that rocked individuals and families and altered electoral outcomes.

close
Brown Bag The Liberator’s Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965 6 September 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Donald Yacovone, Harvard University

The Liberator’s Legacy explores popular memory of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Through the lens of collective memory, this book will examine the changing meaning of the Civil War in American thought.

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