All meetings at 2:30 pm in Room 5114

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Titles Forthcoming

Fall 2019

September 6

Dr. David Waldstreicher (Graduate Center, CUNY)

“The Preachers” and “The Monarch, the Poets, the Subjects, the Enslaved” from The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley

September 20

Kellen Heniford (Columbia University)

Imagining a “Non-Slaveholding” State: The Missouri Crisis and the Invention of a Free New Jersey

September 27

Dr. Christopher Minty (The Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society)

“The Eve of the Doom”: Revolutionary Allegiance in Manhattan from “The Sons of Britain”: The Revolutionary Origins of Loyalism in New York City, 1768–1778

October 11

Alexander Baltovski (Graduate Center, CUNY)

The Moralist, the Catechist, the Seeker, and the Society

October 25

Dr. Benjamin Carp (Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, CUNY)

Catching Perpetrators” and “The Commandant’s Conundrum” from The Night Broadway Burned: The New York City Fire of 1776

November 1

Dr. David Reynolds (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Preface” and “The Lincoln Tree” from Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times

November 15

Catherine Treesh (Yale University)

Controlling the Narrative of Resistance, 1774-1776

November 22

BJ Lillis (Princeton University)

Slavery and the Family in the Colonial Hudson Valley

Spring 2020

January 31

Dr. Eileen Cheng (Sarah Lawrence College)

February 7

Dr. Nicole Eustace (New York University)

February 14

Grant Stanton (University of Pennsylvania)

February 28

Dr. Susanah Shaw Romney (New York University)

March 6

Dr. Andrew Shankman (Rutgers University – Camden)


Interrupted by COVID


March 27

Dr. Brett Palfreyman (Wagner College)

April 3

Harrison Diskin (University of Southern California)

April 24

Dr. Andrew Lipman (Barnard College)

May 8

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference