Colonial Society of Massachusetts
2018 Graduate Student Forum
87 Mount Vernon Street
Friday 8 June 2018
Session 1: Without Consent: Law and the Making of American Society 9 a.m.
Sonia Tycko, Harvard,
"Captured Consent: Bound Service and Freedom of Contract in the Seventeenth Century English Atlantic World"
Kevin Murphy, SUNY Stony Brook,
“Coercion and Sworn Bonds in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic”
Franklin Sammons, UC Berkeley,
"Finance, Law, and the Political Economy of Dispossession"
Session 2: Face to Face and Far Away: Forming Communities in the Atlantic World 10:40 a.m.
John Morton, Boston College,
"To Settle the Frontier on Sober Principles: Power, Faith, and Nationality in the New England-Maritime Borderlands"
G. Patrick O’Brien, University of South Carolina,
“Gilded Misery”: Loyalist Women, the Community of Suffering in Halifax, and Repatriation, 1775-1790”
Nicole Mahoney, University of Maryland,
"Liberty, Gentility, and Dangerous Liaisons: French Culture and Polite Society in Early National America"
Lunch Break: Noon to 1:15
Session 3: Mapping Empire and Resistance in the Atlantic World 1:30 to 2:40 p.m.
Peter Pellizzari, Harvard,
“Empire Reformed: British Imperial Policy from Tacky’s Revolt to the Boston Tea Party”
Catherine Treesh, Yale,
“Committees of Correspondence: Organizing and Mobilizing Resistance Communities in the American Revolution”
3 pm Reflections:Richard D. Brown, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History emeritus, University of Connecticut