When:
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 5:30p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
$10

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar

We live in a society where Chinese-made commodities are a part of everyday life. But dependence on foreign goods is not a modern American phenomenon. The economic, political, and social dimensions of early trade with China were felt on the domestic and individual levels, as reliance on tea, silks, and other materials sourced from China became staples in early American households. Massachusetts merchant families were able to capitalize on a hunger for these goods to shape the city as well as their own fortunes.

Caroline Frank, Brown University; Dane Morrison, Salem State University; Moderator: Gwenn Miller, College of the Holy Cross

Reception is at 5:30pm and Talk is at 6:00pm.

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