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Brown Bag, Research Fellow New England and Haiti 16 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Asaf Almog, University of Virginia This talk looks at New England’s political elite and its conception of race, as shown through ...

This talk looks at New England’s political elite and its conception of race, as shown through its view of the Haitian Revolution, and later the Republic of Haiti. The talk will discuss and complicate a common binary between abolitionism on the one side and hardening racist consensus on the other usually found in the literature.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//0745_washington_work_lg.jpg Brown Bag, Research Fellow To “Watch” and “Gall” the Enemy: George Washington Wages Petite Guerre 21 August 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Thomas Rider, University of Wisconsin - Madison Petite guerre or partisan warfare was a critical component of eighteenth-century armed conflict. ...

Petite guerre or partisan warfare was a critical component of eighteenth-century armed conflict. Historians of the American Revolution, however, have frequently understated and mischaracterized petite guerre as conducted in that war. This discussion will explain petite guerre within an eighteenth-century military context and explore how George Washington’s Continental Army learned to wage it.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//mha_vol08_p39_work_lg.jpg Brown Bag History on the Hoof: New Perspectives on Animal Research during the Civil War Era 23 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM David J. Gerleman, George Mason University The Civil War affected America’s farmers in profound ways and especially the horse, cattle, ...

The Civil War affected America’s farmers in profound ways and especially the horse, cattle, and dairy industries. Modern civilization’s reliance on the combustion engine has rendered fully comprehending of those changes increasingly difficult. This talk will provide an overview of the changing husbandry and care practices of America’s livestock industry from the 1850s through war’s end in 1865.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//empty_sleeve.jpg Brown Bag, Research Fellow The Ordeal of Homecoming: Northern Civilians and Union Veterans 30 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Patrick Browne, Boston University Recent studies of Union veterans hold that northern civilians were eager to forget the Civil War, ...

Recent studies of Union veterans hold that northern civilians were eager to forget the Civil War, ignorant of the plight of the veteran, and inept in their few attempts to aid his adjustment. This talk challenges those assessments by focusing on the efforts of Frederick N. Knapp, Head of the Special Relief Department of the US Sanitary Commission. It outlines the unprecedented mechanisms he put in place to bring soldiers home and aid in their transition to civilian life. It also touches on the work of the Boston branch of the Sanitary Commission and the Boston Discharged Soldiers Home.

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Brown Bag, Research Fellow New England and Haiti 16 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Asaf Almog, University of Virginia

This talk looks at New England’s political elite and its conception of race, as shown through its view of the Haitian Revolution, and later the Republic of Haiti. The talk will discuss and complicate a common binary between abolitionism on the one side and hardening racist consensus on the other usually found in the literature.

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Brown Bag, Research Fellow To “Watch” and “Gall” the Enemy: George Washington Wages Petite Guerre 21 August 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Thomas Rider, University of Wisconsin - Madison Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//0745_washington_work_lg.jpg

Petite guerre or partisan warfare was a critical component of eighteenth-century armed conflict. Historians of the American Revolution, however, have frequently understated and mischaracterized petite guerre as conducted in that war. This discussion will explain petite guerre within an eighteenth-century military context and explore how George Washington’s Continental Army learned to wage it.

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Brown Bag History on the Hoof: New Perspectives on Animal Research during the Civil War Era 23 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM David J. Gerleman, George Mason University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//mha_vol08_p39_work_lg.jpg

The Civil War affected America’s farmers in profound ways and especially the horse, cattle, and dairy industries. Modern civilization’s reliance on the combustion engine has rendered fully comprehending of those changes increasingly difficult. This talk will provide an overview of the changing husbandry and care practices of America’s livestock industry from the 1850s through war’s end in 1865.

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Brown Bag, Research Fellow The Ordeal of Homecoming: Northern Civilians and Union Veterans 30 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Patrick Browne, Boston University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//empty_sleeve.jpg

Recent studies of Union veterans hold that northern civilians were eager to forget the Civil War, ignorant of the plight of the veteran, and inept in their few attempts to aid his adjustment. This talk challenges those assessments by focusing on the efforts of Frederick N. Knapp, Head of the Special Relief Department of the US Sanitary Commission. It outlines the unprecedented mechanisms he put in place to bring soldiers home and aid in their transition to civilian life. It also touches on the work of the Boston branch of the Sanitary Commission and the Boston Discharged Soldiers Home.

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