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.