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  • Boston Tea Party Debate
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    Boston Tea Party Debate

    On the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, re-enactors and observers recreated the debate that took place in the Old South Meeting House, blocks away from Griffin’s Wharf. On December 16, 1773…

  • emCapital in the 21st Centuryem and emA Fighting Chanceem
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    Capital in the 21st Century and A Fighting Chance

    Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), author of A Fighting Chance, appeared together at an event hosted by the Huffington Post…

  • The Caning of Charles Sumner
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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Stephen Puleo talked about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor. On May 22, 1856, pro-slavery…

  • Modern Consideration of the 1773 Boston Tea Party
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    Modern Consideration of the 1773 Boston Tea Party

    Jill Lepore gave a talk titled “The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle for American History” where she traced the “far right’s” visions of America’s founding and compared the recent “tea…

  • emStealing Gods Thunder Benjamin Franklins Lightning Rodem
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    Stealing God's Thunder: Benjamin Franklin\'s Lightning Rod

    Philip Dray talked about his book Stealing God’s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod and the Invention of America, published by Random House. Mr. Dray used slides to accompany his talk as he expounded…

  • First Amendment Award
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    First Amendment Award

    Three women journalists talked about freedom of the press, the journalism industry, and the practice of journalism as a profession. The also talked about public access to information, historical…

  • emCradle of Violenceem
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    Cradle of Violence

    Russell Bourne talked about his book Cradle of Violence: How Boston’s Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution, published by Wiley. He argued that Boston’s waterfront gangs were…