MHS: Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic


Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Historical Society Founded 1791

Shira Lurie, University of Virginia

This project examines conflicts over liberty poles in the 1790s. Liberty poles offered grassroots partisans a tangible symbol through which to channel debates about political participation, popular sovereignty, and dissent under the new Constitution.