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Contrary to the Law of Nature: The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery

March 22 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm



Register now for Contrary to the Law of Nature: The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery, a one-day symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Missouri Crisis of 1819. It is free and open to the public.

All panels take place in the Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the CUNY-Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Doors open at 8:15am, opening remarks begin at 8:45am.

The symposium will investigate the place of the Missouri Crisis (1819-1821) in the history of the early American republic and its role in shaping the politics of slavery and antislavery. The event features:

Panel 1: The Lead Up to the Crisis (9:00-10:30): Sarah Gronningsater (University of Pennsylvania); Francois Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins University); Reeve Huston (Duke University)

Panel 2: The Missouri Crisis and President James Monroe (10:30-12:00): John Craig Hammond (Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington); Robert Pierce Forbes (Southern Connecticut State University); Michael McManus (University of Wisconsin).

Panel 3: The Aftermath of the Crisis (1:30-3:00): Andrew Shankman (Rutgers University-Camden); Matthew Mason (Brigham Young University); David Waldstreicher (CUNY-Graduate Center)

Panel 4: Closing Roundtable: Kate Masur (Northwestern); James Oakes (CUNY-Graduate Center); Jeffrey Pasley (University of Missouri).

For more information please contact info@kingmanor.org or dgary@amphilsoc.org.

The symposium is sponsored by King Manor Museum, the historic house museum of Rufus King; CUNY-Graduate Center; and the New-York Historical Society.




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