People and the Land in the Atlantic World, 1500-1825
A Workshop of the Atlantic History Seminar
April 26, 2008
The Workshop Program is now available.
Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University
Allan Greer, University of Toronto
"Feudal North America"
11:00-11:15 a.m. Break
Stuart Banner, University of California, Los Angeles
"Manhattan for $24: Interpreting Indian Land Transactions of the Seventeenth
and Eighteenth Centuries"
Rebecca Horn, University of Utah
"A Patchwork in the Countryside: Nahua and Spanish Land Tenure Practices in
Central New Spain"
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
Claire Priest, Northwestern University
"Understanding the End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the
American Revolutionary Period"
Lauri Tähtinen, University of Cambridge
"Views of Land among the Jesuits and Amerindians in Sixteenth-Century Brazil"
4:00-4:15 p.m. Break
Faren Siminoff, Nassau Community College
"Creating Atlantic America: Transforming Land to Property in the Seventeenth-Century
Southern New England Basin"
5:30-7:00 p.m. Reception
Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their careers are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees, though the Workshop can provide local lodging information. Pre-registration is required; an on-line form is available at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~atlantic/regform_land.html
Please direct questions to the Atlantic History Seminar Office, by phone (617-496-3066) or e-mail .
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