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The Local Archive and the Semiquincentennial: A Forum | 10 March 2023

With the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence just three years away, many archives and museums are turning their attention to planning for the United States’ semiquincentennial. Philadelphia institutions are, unsurprisingly, at the forefront of this activity. 

 

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"With an Infant at the Breast": Black Mothering and Penal Punishment under the Barbados Apprenticeship System

Brown Bag Session
Halle-Mackenzie Ashby, Johns Hopkins University
Apr 12, 2023 at - | McNeil Center, Room 105/Zoom

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.  -- Halle-Mackenzie Ashby is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the Johns Hopkins University. She is the current African American…



Staking Claims: Founding Myths and Property Formation on Seventeenth-Century Long Island

Friday Seminar
Michael LaCombe, Adelphi University
Apr 21, 2023 at - | Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk/Zoom

Michael LaCombe teaches early American history and food in U.S. history at Adelphi University on Long Island. He has published recently in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and in EAS Miscellany. This…



EQUIANO, OR--! on truth and lying in a non-white sense

Brown Bag Session
Jared Robinson, University of California, Berkeley
Apr 26, 2023 at - | McNeil Center, Room 105/Zoom

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.  -- Jared Robinson is a poet and critic from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of…

About the McNeil Center

Established as the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies in 1978, and renamed in honor of its benefactor Robert L. McNeil, Jr., in 1998, the McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850, with a particular but by no means exclusive emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region.