Nov. 7 MHS Early American History Seminar

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Boston Area Early American History Seminar
Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:30 PM
Note that this seminar begins fifteen minutes later than usual!

Craig Gallagher, Boston College
British Caledonia: English America and the Scottish Darien Project, 1675-1702
Comment: Hannah Muller, Brandeis University

Beginning in 1695, Scots at home and abroad flocked to support their country's nascent colony on the Darien isthmus in Panama. This paper argues that Scots’ enthusiasm for the Darien project stemmed not from national impulses, but from a desire to define their status in a liberal, Protestant British Atlantic World alongside their colonial American allies and patrons.

RSVP required. Email or call 617-646-0579.

Unless stated, all seminars take place at the Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, and commence at 5:15 PM. After each session the Society will provide a light buffet supper. In case of inclement weather, phone 617-536-1608 for information.

As in the past, the essays are available in advance to subscribers through the seminar’s webpage, A $25 subscription allows access to the full series of papers for the year, as well as the papers for the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar and the Boston Environmental History Seminar. Papers are posted a few weeks before the session; the Nov. 7 paper is now online.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!