Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Jim Downs, the Gilder Lehrman-National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Civil War Era Studies and History at Gettysburg College and former WIGH Fellow, for a discussion of his latest book, Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine. He will be joined in conversation by Sven Beckert, acclaimed author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History....
Tufts University (See event posting for more location information)
This two-part event begins with a screening of Dawnland, "the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission." The panel discussion will feature Lisa Brooks, on the separation of Native children during King Philip's War; Walter Johnson, on family separation, slavery, and the slave trade; N. Bruce Duthu, producer of Dawnland, on twentieth-century indigenous child removal and its impact on the Wabanaki people; and Perla Guerrero, on Latinas/os deportation in...
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Puritans: A Transatlantic History
About this Event
This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. Shedding critical new light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, David Hall provides a multifaceted account of a cultural movement that judged the Protestant reforms of Elizabeth's reign to be unfinished. Hall's vivid and wide-ranging narrative describes the movement'...
Lecture Hall, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge
Massachusetts Center for the Book invites you to kick off this holiday season in literary style. Join twelve Greater Boston area writers, all recently honored by the Massachusetts Book Awards, for an evening book party at the Cambridge Public Library on December 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The event begins with lightning talks by each writer, followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle, buy books from local bookseller Porter Square Books, and have them signed by the authors.
In fiction, you will meet Allegra Goodman (The Chalk Artist), Mira T. Lee (Everything...
University Lutheran Church 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA
CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL CONVERSATION 2019 "HOW CAN WE MAKE CHANGE HERE?"
Join us as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones (L) and Dr. Charlotte Ryan (C), two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, to reflect on what drive them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil (R), they will discuss the issues that motivate them and tools we can use to make our own change here in Cambridge. This event concludes our 2019 theme "How Does Cambridge Engage?"
"The Pleasures of Age": Old Women and Political Power in the U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement
Presented by Professor Corinne T. Field, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia in collaboration with the Cambridge Women's Commission as part of Cambridge's 19th Amendment Event Series
On the occasion of her seventieth birthday in 1885, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a speech on "The Pleasures of Age" in which she declared that "fifty not fifteen is the heyday of woman's life." Sojourner Truth, touring the country in the 1870s, turned her...
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author LIZABETH COHEN—Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.
About Saving America's Cities
In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable housing. Cities have limited tools to address these...