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Call for Panelists- Marine Histories of Native America-- Western Historical Association Annual Conference 2018

Washing the Dust Off Indigenous Sovereignty: Marine Histories of Native America- Panel Proposal, Western History Association Annual Conference 2018

Until recently, historical scholarship has failed to appreciate the Indigenous peoples of North America as anything other than land-bound societies, treating maritime history as the realm of European empires and ignoring the deep relationships between Native American groups and the waterways of the continent. 

2017-2018 Massachusetts Historical Society Seminar Series

The first session of the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar will take place on September 26, when Carlo Rotella will present Lost Cities of Chicago’s South Side, with comment by Samuel Zipp. From the midwest we travel to Los Angeles and New York, and the moral panics that colored perceptions of poor women during the Depression. We will examine citizenship and disenfranchisement in the early 20th-century U.S.-Mexico borderlands of Arizona, and the cultural climate that, for a time, placed the Manson Family at the center of L.A.’s social scene.