Public Program, Author Talk The City-State of Boston: The Rise & Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630–1865 17 April 2019.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Registration for this program is now closed. Mark Peterson, Yale University

In the vaunted annals of America’s founding, Boston has long been held up as an exemplary “city upon a hill” and the “cradle of liberty” for an independent United States. Wresting this iconic urban center from these misleading, tired clichés, Mark Peterson highlights Boston’s overlooked past as an autonomous city-state, and in doing so, offers a path-breaking and brilliant new history of early America.