Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

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May 3, 2018
Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, British History / Studies, Colonial America, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies

Please join us for our final 2017-18 Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America when we welcome: 


Melissa N. Morris

Assistant Professor

Bridgewater State University


Upstarts on the Amazon: South American Colonies in the History of the English and Dutch Empires


This is a chapter-in-progress from her book manuscript, which examines how the English and Dutch established empires in the Americas. It considers how short-lived colonies, illicit trading, and piracy contributed to their permanent colonies. It especially looks at the role of tobacco trade and cultivation in those activities.


Thursday, May 3, 2018


Liberal Arts Honors Seminar Room (no. 202)

The Ruane Center for the Humanities

Providence College

1 Cunningham Sq

Providence, RI. 02918


Those attending the seminar should read the paper in advance. Light refreshments will be provided. 


For questions, a copy of the paper, parking information, or to be added to the seminar distribution list, please contact Prof. Steven Carl Smith ( or Prof. Sharon Ann Murphy (

***A CFP for the 2018-2019 PC-SHEA seminar will be issued soon.

Contact Info: 

Sharon Ann Murphy