Calendar

E.g., 04/19/2014
E.g., 04/19/2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group : The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941

3 pm to 5 pm

The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet three times this year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The third session will focus on Rebecca M. McLennan’s The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941.

Friday, May 9, 2014
Labor History Seminar
Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara

3 pm to 5 pm

“Sex and the ILO: Seafarers, Emigrants, and the Politics of Protection”

Friday, May 9, 2014
Seminar in British History
Matt Houlbrook, University of Birmingham

3 pm to 5 pm

“The Prince of Tricksters: Cultures of Confidence in Interwar Britain”

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
Sam Kling, Northwestern University and Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

“Imagining Downtown Real Estate: Mobility and the Discovery of Property Values in Chicago, 1917-1933”
Sam Kling, Northwestern University

“Where Have All the Gardens Gone? The Domestic Pastoral and the Decline of Urban Agriculture in Chicago, 1833-1893”
Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
American Political Thought Seminar
'The Pursuit of Happiness': On John Adams and Egalitarianism in the Declaration of Independence

3:30-5 pm

John Adams played a much more significant role in the development of the Declaration of Independence than is conventionally recognized. Among his central contributions was to provide the definitive grounding for its egalitarianism in the concept of “happiness.” This was a move away from the slave-holding sections’ preferred commitment to “property.”