Events

Public Program, Hybrid Event

Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America

Dael Norwood, University of Delaware

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for virtual, MHS Members or EBT Cardholders. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

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Dael Norwood details US trade with China from the late 18th through the 19th centuries—a critical period in America’s self-definition as a capitalist nation—and shows how global commerce was central to the articulation of that national identity. Trading Freedom illuminates how debates over political economy and trade policy, the building of the transcontinental railroad, and the looming sectional struggle over slavery were all influenced by Sino-American relations. Deftly weaving together interdisciplinary threads from the worlds of commerce, foreign policy, and immigration, Trading Freedom thoroughly dismantles the idea that American engagement with China is anything new.

Hybrid Event

The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

Masks are optional inside the MHS building. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols.

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.