Oct 21 Boston Area Early American History Seminar

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Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:15 PM

Caitlin A. Fitz, Northwestern University

“Popular U.S. Enthusiasm for Latin American Independence, 1810–1825”

Comment: John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College

This paper explores the reactions of those in the United States to the independence movements of Latin American nations in the 1800s. In general, U.S. observers were overjoyed by these movements; however, Massachusetts citizens were less thrilled. This presentation will analyze the national trend and the commonwealth’s deviation from it.

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All seminars are free and open to the public. Unless stated, all seminars take place at the Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA, and commence at 5:15 p.m. Each seminar consists of a discussion of a pre-circulated paper provided to our subscribers through the seminar’s webpage, http://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/seminars/early-american-history. (Papers will be available at the event for those who choose not to subscribe.) Afterwards the Society will provide a light buffet supper.