https://www.jphs.org/events JP Branch Library (virtual event)
30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
History, Lectures & Conferences
At a moment when our country has been facing great divisions, Prof. Dane Morrison of Salem State University will discuss how Americans forged a national identity after the War of Independence. After breaking free from British rule, American identity had more to do with sailing to the East than trekking into the West. Private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts help trace America’s earliest encounters on a global stage. This talk will particularly focus on the travels of the Forbes family, from Jamaica Plain to China. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain HIstorical Society.
Rescheduled from spring 2020, this talk will now be held virtually. Free and open to the public. This talk will be virtual and we ask that you please pre-register so that we can send you the link and other event details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-china-trade-tickets-133127843965