MHS News

John Brown: Martyr to Freedom or American Terrorist—or Both?


Abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry on 17 October 1859 was one of the major events leading up to the Civil War and remains one of the most controversial episodes in American history. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of [...] read more

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Reorganizing the Hive

MHS Launches New Homepage On 9 September 2009, the MHS launched its new homepage to an overwhelmingly positive response. The impetus for the redesign was the desire to represent the scope and depth of the Society's extensive—and constantly expanding—digital [...] read more

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MHS Hosts Fulbright Fellow

In late August the MHS welcomed Prof. Svetlana Korotkova from the Department of World and Russian History of the Russian State University—Higher School of Economics in Moscow.  Professor Korotkova, a Fulbright Fellow studying the role of women in colonial America, [...] read more

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Recent MHS Grant Announcements - September

Support Received from the LOC, Mass Humanities, MCC, and Linn Foundation The MHS’s Education and Public Programs Department continued its successful pursuit of grant funding. The department received $15,000 in funding from the Library of Congress (LOC) for its program [...] read more

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