Brown Bags

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Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

Massachusetts Women in WWI. 12 June 2014 to 24 January 2015

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November

Brown Bag “Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773-1850 24 November 2014.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nathan Jérémie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago This project highlights the diverse distribution strategies employed by authors, editors, and ...

This project highlights the diverse distribution strategies employed by authors, editors, and publishers of African American antislavery texts. Against slavery and pervasive racial discrimination in the early American republic, individuals and communities developed creative methods--private and public, personal and institutional, formal and informal, legal and illegal--to distribute antislavery imprints and the work of black authors and editors. Close reading and material investigations elucidate the alternative practices and activist networks that moved these texts and eventually shaped the broader abolitionist movement.

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December
Brown Bag Denominating a People: Congregational Laity, Church Disestablishment, and the Struggles of Denominationalism in Massachusetts, 1780-1865 3 December 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Seth Meehan, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College Local sources of church history—historical societies, libraries, town halls, and church ...

Local sources of church history—historical societies, libraries, town halls, and church basements and vaults—reveal a new half to Congregational historiography. Within the churches themselves power shifted to the pews and the laity and clergy fractured. There was no small degree of chaos, and it inhibited Congregationalists from denominating themselves from other groups and from articulating what was the unity in their diversity. Using a comparative approach focusing on Barnstable and Berkshire counties, this program will interest Congregational scholars and other historians alike.

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Brown Bag “Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773-1850 24 November 2014.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM this event is free Nathan Jérémie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago

This project highlights the diverse distribution strategies employed by authors, editors, and publishers of African American antislavery texts. Against slavery and pervasive racial discrimination in the early American republic, individuals and communities developed creative methods--private and public, personal and institutional, formal and informal, legal and illegal--to distribute antislavery imprints and the work of black authors and editors. Close reading and material investigations elucidate the alternative practices and activist networks that moved these texts and eventually shaped the broader abolitionist movement.

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Brown Bag Denominating a People: Congregational Laity, Church Disestablishment, and the Struggles of Denominationalism in Massachusetts, 1780-1865 3 December 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM this event is free Seth Meehan, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College

Local sources of church history—historical societies, libraries, town halls, and church basements and vaults—reveal a new half to Congregational historiography. Within the churches themselves power shifted to the pews and the laity and clergy fractured. There was no small degree of chaos, and it inhibited Congregationalists from denominating themselves from other groups and from articulating what was the unity in their diversity. Using a comparative approach focusing on Barnstable and Berkshire counties, this program will interest Congregational scholars and other historians alike.

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