Conflict And Transformation: Life In A 19th Century Town
CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION: LIFE IN A 19TH CENTURY TOWN
We sometimes romanticize New England towns in the first decades of the 19th century as peaceful, bucolic havens -- they were not. In this talk, public historian and independent scholar Mary Babson Fuhrer will discuss the remarkable stories of conflict and transformation that reshaped local communities in the decades leading up to the Civil War. The diaries, letters, and account books she draws on form the basis of her recent book, Crisis of Community: Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848.
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