Upcoming Fireside Chats

7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 13

The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity (Book Talk)

Carolyn Eastman, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 20

Cry of Murder on Broadway: Woman’s Ruin and Revenge in Old New York (Book Talk)

Julie Miller, Specialist for Early American History, Library of Congress
Patricia Miller, Author, Bringing Down the Colonel
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 27

Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution (Book Talk)

Sarah L. Swedberg, Professor of History, Colorado Mesa University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 3

Creative Confluence in a Peak Poetry World

A conversation with Orchid Tiernay, author of A Year of Misreading the Wildcats; Jena Osman, author of Motion Studies; and Andrea Krupp, curator of Seeing Coal
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 10

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Everyday Experience of Revolution (Book Talk)

Donald F. Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, North Dakota State University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 24

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain’s Long Eighteenth Century (Book Talk)

Zachary Dorner, Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors, University of Maryland, College Park
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 1

Cuisine and National Identity in the Early Republic

Peter Mabli, Project Director of Online Programs, American Social History Productions, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 8

The Journal of James A. Brush: The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817 (Book Talk)

Karen Racine, Professor of Latin American History, University of Guelph
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 15

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North (Book Talk)

Crystal Lynn Webster, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas, San Antonio
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 22

Biddle, Jackson, and a Nation in Turmoil (Book Talk)

Cordelia Frances Biddle, Independent Scholar and Novelist
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 29

Liberty Displaying the Arts & Sciences: Abolition and Empire in the Post-Revolution Atlantic World

Emily Casey, Assistant Professor of Art History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 12

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Book Talk)

Nicole Eustace, Professor of History, New York University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 19

From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia (Book Talk)

Thom Nickels, Author and Journalist
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 9

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic (Book Talk)

Joshua R. Greenberg, Editor, Commonplace: the journal of early American life
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 16

American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation (Book Talk)

Kirsten Fischer, Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 23

The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War (Book Talk)

Van Gosse, Professor of History and Chair of Africana Studies, Franklin and Marshall College
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 30

To Her Credit: Women, Finance, and the Law in Eighteenth-Century New England Cities (Book Talk)

Sara T. Damiano, Assistant Professor of History, Texas State University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 28

Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (Book Talk)

Teresa A. Goddu, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Vanderbilt University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov 4

The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870 (Book Talk)

Daniel Mandell, Professor of History, Truman State University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov 11

Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865 (Book Talk)

Billy Coleman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Early American History with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 2

Navigating Neutrality: Early American Governance in the Turbulent Atlantic (Book Talk)

Sandra Moats, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin–Parkside
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 9

Historians’ Methods and Philadelphia’s Nativist Riots

Zachary M. Schrag, Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 16

The Origins of an Archive: Enslavers and the Geopolitics of Knowledge Production in an Age of Abolition

Devin Leigh, PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, History Department at the University of California, Davis
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