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Consumption

December 3, 2014 · Collections ·

The term consumption, particularly in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, means something very different today than what it meant in the 19th century.

Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic

August 3, 2017 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Nancy Siegel, Ph.D., New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellow and Professor at Towson University studying culinary and political history of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anglicanism in Colonial Connecticut: Conversion, Revivalism, and Loyalism

June 8, 2018 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Dr. Peter Walker of Providence College.

Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier 1763-1833

November 1, 2018 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Alexey Krichtal, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) scholar who is researching how the cotton trade affected mariners, merchants, and enslaved people throughout the Atlantic world.

The Heathenish and Absurd Idea of Manifest Destiny: Connecticut’s Critique of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1871

March 21, 2019 · ·

Bring a lunch and learn about the many Connecticans who opposed America’s continental expansion in the 1800s!

A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial Northeast

April 25, 2019 · ·

Bring your lunch and learn about the relationship between Native Americans and European colonists from visiting scholar Peter Olsen-Harbich.

Eighteenth-Century Revival Poetry and Its Uses

June 7, 2019 · ·

In this lunchtime talk, NERFC fellow Wendy Roberts will demonstrate how evangelical poetry was central to the early America’s literary history.

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