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Mark Peterson
Associate Professor, History, UC Berkeley

“God Deliver Me and Mine from the Government of Soldiers”:
The Militarization of Boston’s Atlantic World, 1740-1775

Friday, October 10 / 1-4 PM / Humanities 620

Mark Peterson takes an eclectic approach to the history and culture of the early modern Atlantic World, working on material culture (monuments, currency), memory studies, slavery, and the comparative history of transnational city-states. His conception of an Atlantic perspective derives from his first book, The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England (Stanford, 1997), and moves toward The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic World, 1630-1865 (in progress). His seminar presentation will draw from a chapter on the militarization of Boston’s Atlantic relationships from 1740-1775, as the British Empire induces the city to participate in various imperial ventures such as the removal of the Acadians and the invasion of Cuba.

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Sponsored by the Colonial Atlantic Worlds Research Cluster

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