Category Archives: Symposia and Conferences
During Hopkins’ lifetime, his house was known as the “White House.” However, it now has a red-brick siding, and the wrap-around porch is gone, so it looks very different. [photograph courtesy of Forbes Library Special Collections] Here is a packet … Continue reading
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For everyone in or near Western Massachusetts, a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday April 7 is the Steve Strimer Abolition Walking Tour and Bruce Laurie talk focused on Abolitionism in Northampton. Please make it if you can. Steve’s tours are always great … Continue reading
These walking tours are great events, and Steve Strimer does an excellent job of tying local history to national events/history.
The Emerging America program is a great program for history teachers, run by the Collaborative in Northampton, Ma. and I would recommend it without reservation. Here is the link for the brochure for this summer’s program: Emerging America. ￼What teachers … Continue reading
Tony Horwitz Public Reading Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • 4:00 pm Student Union • Cape Cod Lounge UMass Amherst Campus Handicap access available Directions & Parking Free Admission Contact: History Department, email@example.com, (413) 515-1330 Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz gives … Continue reading
When:Monday, December 12, 2011 Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm Where Neilson Library, Browsing Room, Smith College. Description 7 P.M. MONDAY, DEC 12, 2011. BRUCE LAURIE TALKA talk on current research and writing on abolition era Northampton by Bruce Laurie, emeritus professor of history at … Continue reading
Hat tip to Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory “We know where he ends up, we know he ends up emancipating slaves, but Lincoln doesn’t know that… Lincoln’s capacity for growth is the essence of his greatness… He didn’t mind … Continue reading
Keith Harris at “Cosmic America” attended and has posted a description of the Civil War Conference, “Civil War Lives” at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Ca. The atmosphere and the speakers sound strikingly similar to the Civil War Sesquicentennial … Continue reading
David Blight: Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincoln: Lincoln and the American South from The Gilder Lehrman Institute on Vimeo.