Cultures in Contact: Print in Colonial and Early Republican Boston

Taking as our general theme “From Binders to Broadside Makers: The Diverse Cultures of Print in Colonial and Early Republican Boston,” this seminar will investigate firsthand the diverse ways in which texts circulated in the public sphere of seventeenth- to early nineteenthcentury Boston. Members of one of the most literate societies in the history of the world, colonial Bostonians tended to take their controversies to the printer, and expressed themselves with passion, conviction, and even humor.