MHS Calendar of Events

to May 26


The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

Immigration and Urban History Seminar "Pretended love of personal liberty": Antislavery, Nativism, and Deportation Policy in Antebellum Massachusetts Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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29 January 2013.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Hidetaka Hirota, Boston College Comment: Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire

This paper explores the implementation of deportation policy during the 1850s, when anti-Irish nativism reached its zenith with the rise of nativist politicians, the Know Nothings, in state politics. In particular, it examines the contradiction between the defense of African Americans’ personal liberty and the seizure of Irish immigrants by exposing the tangible presence of nativist force in the antislavery movement.