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May 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//children4.jpg Brown Bag Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Black Children's Cultural and Political Resistance 15 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Crystal Webster, University of Texas at San Antonio This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston ...

This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston during the late-18th to early-20th centuries by focusing on Black children's labor, play, and schooling. It argues that northern Black children intersected shifting constructions of race and childhood, as a group upon which society experimented with treatments of the newly recognized social category of the child, and came to terms with the social and economic place of the nascent free Black community.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//hooper.jpg Brown Bag Samuel Hooper, Merchant and Politician 22 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Ann Daly, Brown University Samuel Hooper is best known as a politician and architect of Civil War era financial reforms like ...

Samuel Hooper is best known as a politician and architect of Civil War era financial reforms like the greenback, but before arriving in Congress, Hooper made a fortune in the China trade. Using Hooper’s papers and published writings, this talk examines how Hooper’s work as a China trader shaped his understanding of the relationship between banking, trade, and democracy; and argues that his time as a merchant directly influenced his later work regulating of banking and currency markets.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//6068_hartwell_work_lg.jpg Brown Bag, Research Fellow The Right to Hail an Officer at Night: Contests of Authority in Occupied Boston 29 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nicole Breault, University of Connecticut Who had authority in occupied Boston? The arrival of British regulars and the encounters that ...

Who had authority in occupied Boston? The arrival of British regulars and the encounters that followed raised such questions for Boston’s night watch. Using official reports and complaints filed by the night watchmen in November of 1768, this talk explores the logistical and emotional dimensions of occupation at street level.

 

This event is free and requires no RSVP or registration.

 

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June 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//1126_jeremiahallen_work_lg.jpg Brown Bag "Things are not invariably so here": Sheriffs, Capitalism, and the Formation of Legal Authority in Nineteenth-century America 5 June 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Chad Holmes, West Virginia University This project focuses on the sheriff as an upper class representative whose authority and ...

This project focuses on the sheriff as an upper class representative whose authority and responsibility were altered by the democratic and capitalistic transformations of nineteenth-century America. The sheriff was not the gun-slinging officer of the American Wild West. The sheriff’s image—once grounded in pomp and regal status—evolved into one of market regulator and his own individual success. Increased responsibility for collecting debts and conducting sheriff sales redefined how Americans understood law and order in commercial terms.

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Brown Bag Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Black Children's Cultural and Political Resistance 15 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Crystal Webster, University of Texas at San Antonio Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//children4.jpg

This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston during the late-18th to early-20th centuries by focusing on Black children's labor, play, and schooling. It argues that northern Black children intersected shifting constructions of race and childhood, as a group upon which society experimented with treatments of the newly recognized social category of the child, and came to terms with the social and economic place of the nascent free Black community.

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Brown Bag Samuel Hooper, Merchant and Politician 22 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Ann Daly, Brown University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//hooper.jpg

Samuel Hooper is best known as a politician and architect of Civil War era financial reforms like the greenback, but before arriving in Congress, Hooper made a fortune in the China trade. Using Hooper’s papers and published writings, this talk examines how Hooper’s work as a China trader shaped his understanding of the relationship between banking, trade, and democracy; and argues that his time as a merchant directly influenced his later work regulating of banking and currency markets.

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Brown Bag, Research Fellow The Right to Hail an Officer at Night: Contests of Authority in Occupied Boston 29 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nicole Breault, University of Connecticut Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//6068_hartwell_work_lg.jpg

Who had authority in occupied Boston? The arrival of British regulars and the encounters that followed raised such questions for Boston’s night watch. Using official reports and complaints filed by the night watchmen in November of 1768, this talk explores the logistical and emotional dimensions of occupation at street level.

 

This event is free and requires no RSVP or registration.

 

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Brown Bag "Things are not invariably so here": Sheriffs, Capitalism, and the Formation of Legal Authority in Nineteenth-century America 5 June 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Chad Holmes, West Virginia University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//1126_jeremiahallen_work_lg.jpg

This project focuses on the sheriff as an upper class representative whose authority and responsibility were altered by the democratic and capitalistic transformations of nineteenth-century America. The sheriff was not the gun-slinging officer of the American Wild West. The sheriff’s image—once grounded in pomp and regal status—evolved into one of market regulator and his own individual success. Increased responsibility for collecting debts and conducting sheriff sales redefined how Americans understood law and order in commercial terms.

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