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Brown Bag Committees in Unexpected Places: Community Building in the American Revolution 12 February 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Catherine Treesh, Yale University In 1772 Samuel Adams and the Boston Town Meeting famously created a correspondence network to resist ...

In 1772 Samuel Adams and the Boston Town Meeting famously created a correspondence network to resist imperial policies. If we move away from that familiar scene, though, we find that the committee of correspondence was actually a common tool for community-building during the American Revolution. By highlighting committees in unexpected places — New Hampshire and Nova Scotia — this talk shows that committees can give us a better sense of how colonists understood their place in the Empire and on the Continent.

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Brown Bag “Any Indyan which they shall attain to”: Indian Labor, Servitude, and Slavery in Early America 26 February 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM James Farwig, The Ohio State University This project makes transnational comparisons of early enslavement of Native Americans by European ...

This project makes transnational comparisons of early enslavement of Native Americans by European colonists in the Atlantic world. Specifically, this project examines early New England, the French Caribbean, and early Virginia, focusing on the very earliest decades of intercultural contact between 1600-1645.

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Brown Bag A Vast Consolidation: Agents of Empire, the United States Navy, and the Processes of Pacific Expansion, 1784-1861 28 February 2020.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Christopher T. Costello, University of California San Diego This project explores the ways through which New England merchants, ship captains, sailors, and ...

This project explores the ways through which New England merchants, ship captains, sailors, and missionaries who were living and working throughout the Pacific’s oceanic space from 1784 to 1861 utilized the United States Navy to promote or safeguard their commercial, spiritual, and political interests to expand an American sphere of influence; promoting a nascent concept of American empire. 

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Brown Bag Committees in Unexpected Places: Community Building in the American Revolution 12 February 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Catherine Treesh, Yale University

In 1772 Samuel Adams and the Boston Town Meeting famously created a correspondence network to resist imperial policies. If we move away from that familiar scene, though, we find that the committee of correspondence was actually a common tool for community-building during the American Revolution. By highlighting committees in unexpected places — New Hampshire and Nova Scotia — this talk shows that committees can give us a better sense of how colonists understood their place in the Empire and on the Continent.

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Brown Bag “Any Indyan which they shall attain to”: Indian Labor, Servitude, and Slavery in Early America 26 February 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM James Farwig, The Ohio State University

This project makes transnational comparisons of early enslavement of Native Americans by European colonists in the Atlantic world. Specifically, this project examines early New England, the French Caribbean, and early Virginia, focusing on the very earliest decades of intercultural contact between 1600-1645.

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Brown Bag A Vast Consolidation: Agents of Empire, the United States Navy, and the Processes of Pacific Expansion, 1784-1861 28 February 2020.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Christopher T. Costello, University of California San Diego

This project explores the ways through which New England merchants, ship captains, sailors, and missionaries who were living and working throughout the Pacific’s oceanic space from 1784 to 1861 utilized the United States Navy to promote or safeguard their commercial, spiritual, and political interests to expand an American sphere of influence; promoting a nascent concept of American empire. 

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