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Upstate Early American History Workshop

Fall 2014

September 19, 2014
"New York Jews: From Foreign Strangers to British Subjects"
Matt Williams (Binghamton University)
Commentator by Jonathan Karp (Binghamton University)
3PM

October 17, 2014 
"The Paradoxes of a Pacific Policy: The China Trade and Jeffersonian Plans for Reform"
Dael Norwood (Yale University)
Commentator by Heather Welland (Binghamton University)
3:30PM

November 7, 2014
"Revisiting the Beaver Wars: 17th Century Iroquois Trade, Warfare and Diplomacy in Atlantic Context" 
Maeve Kane (SUNY Albany)
Commentator by Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (SUNY Buffalo)
3:30PM

December 5, 2014
"'De Ian of Sweet Dreams': Slaves and Suicide"
Diane Miller Sommerville (Binghamton University)
Commentator by Douglas Egerton (LeMoyne College)
4:30PM

ALL SESSIONS IN THE 15th FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
Contact Professor Robert Parkinson (rparkins@binghamton.edu)

Fall 2013

September 27, 2013
"The Loyalists and the Constitution: The Origins of the Bill of Attainder Clause"
Brett Palfreyman (Binghamton University: State University of New York)
Commentator: Heather Schwartz (State University of New York at Delhi)
 
October 18, 2013
"The Ely Amendment and the Future of the Federalist Party"
Kevin Vrevich (Binghamton University: State University of New York)
Commentator: Christopher Pearl (Lycoming College)
 
November 8, 2013
John Blanton (The Graduate Center: City University of New York)
"The Roots of Merchant Capital: Slavery and Subjecthood in Early English Colonization"
Commentator: Matthew Williams (Binghamton University: State University of New York)
 
November 15, 2013
"Riots and Rebellion: Political Violence in Pennsylvania, 1783-1800"
Dave Houpt (The Graduate Center: City University of New York)
Commentator: David Dzurec III (University of Scranton)

November 22, 2013
"That Civic Military Spirit": Militia Reform in Antebellum Pennsylvania"
John L. Dwiggins (University of Pennsylvania)
Commentator: Stephen R. Ortiz (Binghamton University: State University of New York)
 
All Sessions are in the IASH Room next to the Library Tower Elevators (3:30 pm)

Spring 2013

March 15th: Schriber Lecture "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery"
Eric Foner, Columbia University
3:30-5:00 Lecture Hall 8 (Book Signing at 3PM)

April 12th: "Military Terrain Analysis of New York's Revolutionary Frontier Battlefields,"
Brian R. Grills and Michael E. Jacobson, Binghamton University Public Archeology Facility
3:30-5:00 IASH Conference Room, LN-1106

April 19th: "Coercion, Consent, and Organized Labor in the Early Republic"
Kevin Butterfield, University of Oklahoma
3:30-5:00 IASH Conference Room, LN-1106

April 26th: "Prairie Dogs and Horned Frogs: The Louisiana Purchase and the Evolution of the Federalist Satire 1803-1812"
David Dzurec III, University of Scranton
3:30-5:00 IASH Conference Room, LN-1106

May 3rd: "Our Former Neighbors: Creating and Recreating Community After the American War of Independence, 1783-1791"
Dan Pearson, Binghamton University
3:30-5:00 IASH Conference Room, LN-1106

Papers presented at the workshop are pre-circulated and given a formal comment before open discussion (Except for March 15 and April 12 sessions).  All are welcome to attend.  To receive an electronic copy of a paper please email Kellie Hasselwander at khassel1@binghamton.edu or Douglas Bradburn at bradburn@binghamton.edu.

Fall 2012

September 28th: "'Directed solely to the Public Good': Pennsylvania's Revolution for Law, Order, and Justice." -Christopher Pearl, Binghamton University

October 5th: "The Litchfield Network: Education, Social Capital, and the Formation of a Political Elite, 1784-1833." -Mark Boonshoft, The Ohio State University. Listen to an interview with the author.

October 19th: "The Persistence of the Principles of Political Community in 1790s Pennsylvania." -Ken Owen, University of Illinois at Springfield

November 30th: "'[S]o fettered by Laws': Politics, Religious Competition, and the Fate of Old Establishment in Virginia, 1785-1811." -Roy Rogers, CUNY

December 7th: "Empire of Influence: A Turning Point in Imperial Thought, 1774-1776." -Heather Schwartz, SUNY Delhi

Each workshop will be on Binghamton University campus at 3:30pm in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.
Papers presented at the workshop are pre-circulated and given a formal comment before open discussion.
Anyone who would like to receive an electronic copy of a paper or needs directions should email Kellie Hasselwander or Douglas Bradburn.

Spring 2012

February 17: "'To Dispose and Destroy Us:" Squatters in the Ohio River Valley & the American Revolution, 1770 -1782." 
Melissah J. Pawlikowski, Ohio State University

March 9: "Mathew Carey's Naval History and the Political Economy of War in the Early Republic." 
Andrew J. B. Fagal, Binghamton University

March 30: "Acts of Navigation: American Indians in the Anglo-Dutch Wars, 1652-1674." 
Andrew Lipman, Syracuse University

April 13: ""An Instance of Unnecessary Rigour and Unmanly Revenge": The Loyalists of New York and the Evolution of State Power over Personal Property in the Post-Revolutionary Era." 
Kara Pierce, University of New Hampshire

May 4: ""Out of their Line": Itinerant Preaching and the Making of the Great Awakening." 
Katherine Conwell, Binghamton University

Each workshop will be on Binghamton University campus at 3:30pm in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.
Papers presented at the workshop are pre-circulated and given a formal comment before open discussion.
Anyone who would like to receive an electronic copy of a paper or needs directions should email Kellie Hasselwander or Douglas Bradburn.

Fall 2011

October 14
"Bacon's Rebellion in Indian Country" 
James D. Rice, SUNY Plattsburgh

October 21
"Cockle Seed" and "Feed Wheat": Loyalist Reincorporation and State Formation in New York, 1783-1788" 
Brett Palfreyman, Binghamton University

November 4
"Strangers, Denizens, and Subjects: New York Jews Before and After the Plantation Act of 1740" 
Matthew Williams, Binghamton University

December 2
"Petitions, Justices of the Peace, and Local Law in Pennsylvania, 1782-1790"
Scott-King Owen, Ohio State University

Spring 2011

March 4
"'To Occupy All Points': The Rise and Fall of the Livingston-Fulton Steamboat Monopoly"
Brian Phillips Murphy, Baruch College, CUNY
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104 (1st floor beside elevators)               

March 18
“Cherokees, Empire, and the Trans-Appalachian West in the British Imagination, 1690-1750”
Kristofer Ray, Austin Peay State University
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

April 8
“Anna Murray, Mrs. Frederick Douglas?”
Leigh Fought, Montgomery College
3:30 pm, Library Tower, Room 1104 

April 29
“'Native Born Citizens of this State': Birthright, Citizenship, and an African-American Identity”
Michael Lipton, Binghamton University, SUNY
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

May 6
“To Develop the Truth: Political Tolerance and the Genet Affair”
Joseph Murphy, CUNY Graduate Center
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

Papers presented at the workshop are pre-circulated and given a formal comment before open discussion.  All are welcome to attend.  To receive an electronic copy of a paper please email Michael Lipton at mlipton2@binghamton.edu or Douglas Bradburn at bradburn@binghamton.edu.

Fall 2010

Sept. 17
"A Rhode Island Slaver on the Upper Guinea Coast: The Voyage of the Sloop Hare, 1754-55"
Sean Kelley, Hartwick College
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104 (1st floor beside elevators)               

Oct. 1
“Franklin’s Turn:  Imperial Politics and the Coming of the American Revolution”
Christopher Pearl, Binghamton University
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

Oct. 15
“Public Opinion as Partisan Invention: Public Sphere Theory and Antebellum Political History.”
Mark G. Schmeller, Northeastern Illinois University
3:30 pm, Library Tower, Room 1506 

Oct. 29
“Travelin' Jim Crow & the Politics of the Racially Integrated Public in mid-19th Century America”
Kyle Volk, University of Montana
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

Dec. 3
“Jeffersonian Parties, Politics and Participation: The Tortuous Trajectory of American Democracy.”
Andrew Robertson, Lehman College and CUNY graduate Center
3:30 pm, Library Tower, LN 1104

 

Spring 2010

Feb. 5
“Was there ever a Ruling Class? Surnames and Social Mobility in England, 1200-2009” Greg Clark, University of California--Davis Joint Session with Workshop on Social Science Perspectives on the Past

Feb 19
“’A Growing Evil in the City’: Law and Disorder in Early Philadelphia” Dan Johnson, Binghamton University

Feb 26
“Innovation or Adjustment? The Onset of Fertility Decline in the United States” J. David Hacker, Binghamton University Joint Session with Workshop on Social Science Perspectives on the Past

March 19
“Trans-Atlantic Conversations on Removal, 1772-1800." Jeffery Fortin, SUNY-Oneonta

April 16
"Enemies at the Gates: International Conflict and the Development of American Nationalist Rhetoric in the Early Republic" Robert James Searing, Syracuse University

April 23
"’Found in Bed with a White Man’: Policing Sex Across the Color Line in Early Nineteenth Century New York City.” Thomas Beal, SUNY-Oneonta

April 30
"'Let us act like Britons, and with Unanimity': Governing an Extended Empire, 1748-1763" Heather Schwartz, SUNY- Delhi

Fall 2009

Sept. 25
“A Commentary on Political Economy and Quackery:" War and Institutional Change in the Early Republic” Andrew Fagal, Binghamton University

Oct. 9
“Lt. Walter Butler: Butlers, Bogeymen, and Bosses on the New York Frontier” Judd Olshan, Syracuse University

Oct. 23
“The National Banking Acts and the Transformation of New York City Banking during the Civil War Era” John James, University of Virginia Meeting with Session on Social Science Perspectives on the Past

Oct. 28
"Judging the Founders: Slavery and the Revolutionary Generation,” Douglas Egerton, LeMoyne College

Oct. 30
"The creation of a cross-cultural, colonial space: Mohawks, Dutch and English in the 17th century Albany courthouse" Holly Rine, LeMoyne College

Nov. 6
“Going Dutch: North-American and Dutch Trade in the Eighteenth Century” Victor Enthoven, Free University of Amsterdam

Dec 4
“Disaffected Americans in Albany, New York: Reinvestigating Loyalism in a Revolutionary Surveillance Society" Josh Canale, Binghamton University

Spring 2009

Jan. 30
"Exceptionally Independent: Women and Entrepreneurship in New Netherland." Kim Todt, Cornell University

Feb. 13
“The Persistent Non-Participants: Antebellum Black Suffrage in New York, and the Allure of Citizenship.” Michael Lipton, Binghamton University

Feb. 27
“The Revolution in Domestic Manufacturing: Philadelphia's Textile Industry in the Early National Period.” Derek Lan, Binghamton University

Mar. 13
“Little Founders on the Small Screen, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Next Big Narrative of the American Revolution.” Andrew M. Schocket, Bowling Green State University

Mar. 27
“Understanding the “20 and odd”: Privateering and Slavery in the Early English Atlantic.” John C. Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College

Apr. 24
“Founding Errors.” John Wallis, University of Maryland Session of Social Science Perspectives on the Part

May 1
“Confederate Women, Mental Illness and Suicide: The Psychological Toll of Defeat and Loss.” Diane Sommerville, Binghamton University

Fall 2008

Sept. 19
“A Personal and Political Affair: Benjamin Franklin and the Coming of the American Revolution 1772-1775.” Christopher Pearl, Binghamton University

Oct. 3
“Removals: Reconstructing the Atlantic World in the Long Eighteenth Century.” Jeffrey Fortin, SUNY- Oneonta

Oct. 17
“The New York - London Voyages of Francis Goelet: Social Mobility and Economic Declension in the Atlantic World.” Matthew Williams, Binghamton University

Oct. 24
“There is graite odds between a mans being at home and a broad”:Deborah Franklin and the Eighteenth Century Home.” Vivian Conger, Ithaca College

Nov. 7
“The 'Horrid Massacre' at Dartmoor: Foreign Affairs and American Self -Confidence 1815-1816.” David Dzurec III, University of Scranton

Nov. 21
“One universal Father hath given being to us all”: Black Reformers and the Meaning of Africa in an Enlightened Age, 1787-1816.” Diane Cappiello, Cornell University

Dec. 5
"The 'Eutopolis' in British America: Imperial Imagination and Social Reality.” Dan Johnson, Binghamton University

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