“An Affair of So Much Consideration”: The Molasses Act Controversy, 1730-33

Brown Bag Session
Eva Landsberg, Yale University
Apr 17, 2024 at -

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“Kikrevou”(kì ire aiku): Sickness, Death, and Survival in the Jamaican Smallpox Epidemic of 1768

Friday Seminar
Elise Mitchell, Princeton University
Apr 19, 2024 at -

Elise A. Mitchell is a historian of the Black Atlantic. She is currently an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Princeton University. She is…

“Is Death Not Preferable to Slavery?”: Resistance and Diaspora in the Circum-Gulf Region, 1729-1769

Brown Bag Session
Leila K. Blackbird, University of Chicago
May 1, 2024 at -

Leila K. Blackbird (Louisiana Creole, unenrolled adoptee of Apache-Cherokee descent) is currently the Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellow of US & Atlantic History at the University of Chicago. She also serves as the…

"Freedom: A Rashomon Effect"

Friday Seminar
Scott Heerman, University of Miami and McNeil Center for Early American Studies
May 3, 2024 at -

Scott Heerman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Miami. He is the author of The Alchemy of Slavery (2018) and is at work on a manuscript that examines the international kidnapping of freed people in…

Archives of Revolution: A Conference About How We Make the Past

Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024 (All Day)

Archives of Revolution:  A Conference About How We Make the Past June 20-22, 2024 The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Where is Early America?

May 1, 2025 - May 3, 2025 (All Day)

Call for Papers Where is Early America?