The Massachusetts Historical Society announces the fourth meeting of its 2005-2006 season of the Early American History Seminars.
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Richard J. Bell, Harvard University
“Escaping the Hangman, Breaking the Chains: Suicide, Slavery, and Criminal Justice in America, 1790-1810”
Comment: Nina Dayton, University of Connecticut
All seminars take place at the society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, and commence at 5:15 PM. As always, the seminar consists with discussion of a pre-circulated paper. After a brief introduction by Prof. Bell, a commentary by Prof. Dayton, and a rebuttal by Prof. Bell, the session will be opened to general discussion by the audience.
After the meeting the Society will serve a light buffet supper. Reservations are suggested but not required to attend the seminar, but are required to attend the supper so that numbers may be given to the caterer. To make a reservation, please email Mr. Vose or call our seminar voicemail line at (617) 646-0540 (for reservations only please) and leave a message.
The event is free and open to the public. There is a charge to subscribe to the papers for the season. To receive the papers by post, please send a check to the society at the contact information below for $35. To receive papers by a username and password which allows access to a secure page on our website where the papers may be downloaded in PDF format, please send $25. Please mark your check with the name of the seminar you are subscribing. Please also note the society also hosts two other seminars, Immigration and Urban History, and Environmental History. For information on those seminars, please note the contact information elsewhere in this announcment.
As always with this time of year, if inclement weather seems likely, do not hesitate to call our front desk at (617) 536-1608 and enquire if the meeting has been postponed.
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