CANCELED - The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE LATER THIS YEAR.
The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Yale historian Mark Peterson will speak about his new book, The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865.
"A daring reworking of the narrative of Boston that Americans have come to know and love, The City-State of Boston may discomfit those who cherish the story of Puritans, revolutionaries, and abolitionists as it has been told. But Mark Peterson's rich and meticulously researched account will be indispensable reading for everyone interested in the history of North America."—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
For this illustrated book talk, Professor Peterson's remarks will be geared toward Boston's history of and complicity with slavery, and the city's connections to the Caribbean.
Mark Peterson is the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of History at Yale University, and author of The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England.
Copies of The City-State of Boston will be available for purchase and signing at the event.