Promises and Limits of the New Republic

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester MA

Feb 29 2020
Promises and Limits of the New Republic

A panel discussion and conversation exploring the concept of freedom in post-revolutionary America, followed by optional teacher professional development workshop

Form of Release of Enslaved Man. Nathaniel Haskell (1718–1808 or 1743–1827), 1777. Cape Ann Museum.

Promises and Limits of the New Republic: A Closer Look at African Americans on Cape Ann features scholars Joanne Pope Melish, Associate Professor of History Emerita at the University of Kentucky and author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780–1860Kabria Baumgartner, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, Durham and author

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  • Feb 29, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Sat)

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Free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservations required. Reserve online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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