Fall 2013

September 20

John Blanton (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Servants, Subjects, Citizens: Slavery and Subjecthood in Early English Colonization, 1607-1640

October 4

Laura Ping (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Throwing off the “Dragging Dresses:” Women and Bifurcated Clothing, 1820-1900

October 16

Cambridge Ridley Lynch (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Political Science: Alexis de Tocqueville and the Myth of Non-Theoretical Scientific Practice in Jacksonian America

November 1

David Houpt (Graduate Center, CUNY)

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November 15

Glen Olson (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Dysfunctional Empire: The 1857-58 Utah Expedition and Sectional Politics

December 6

Dr. Nic Wood (University of Virginia)

The Jefferson Image, Racial Science, and Antislavery Violence: A Mulatto’s Dinner at Monticello: in Jabez Hammond’s Abolitionist Fiction

December 13

Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri (George Mason University)

Imagining Empire: Thomas Law, British India, and the Early American Republic

Spring 2014

January 31

Alisa Wade Harrison (Graduate Center, CUNY)

“Commencing [Women] of Business”: The Properties of Upper-Class Female Market Participation in Early National New York City

February 14

Joe Murphy (Graduate Center, CUNY)

“Free in Law, Though Slaves in Fac’t”: The Politics of Slavery on the High Seas, 1840-2

March 14

Sean Griffin (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Wage Slavery, Free Labor: Workers, Slavery, and the Ideology of Labor in the Antebellum Republic

February 28

Nora Slonimsky (Graduate Center, CUNY)

“Exempting Great Numbers from the Necessities of Labour”: Connecting Copyright, Anti-Slavery and Federalists in the Early National Era

March 21

Kevin Waite (University of Pennsylvania)

The Great Slavery Road: California, the Pacific, and Southern Visions of Empire

April 11

John Winters (Graduate Center, CUNY)

“I have advised my children all to go to their own Country”: Eastern Choctaw after Removal

April 25

Michael Crowder (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Defining the Boundaries of Slavery: The Politics and Legalities of the Slave Trade to North America, 1765-1820

May 9

Roy Rogers (Graduate Center, CUNY)

To “become the pride of your patrons and the boast of religion”: Reputation, Law, and Gender in Ministerial Recruitment in the Early National Chesapeake

May 16

Michael Blaakman, Yale University

The Marketplace of American Federalism: Land Speculators, Governments, and the Post-Revolutionary Mania in Lands

May 23

Katy Lasdow (Columbia University)

“Encroachment upon a public right may be beneficial to a town”: Corporations and the Public Good along the Boston Waterfront, 1803-1810