The City State of Boston with Mark Peterson

HUB History | 20 October 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mark Peterson about his book The City State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865. Argues that, from its settlement a century and a half before the US Constitutional government was founded until the end of the US Civil War, Boston had a political, economic, and social identity completely independent from the rest of what is now the United States. Also discusses money in early Boston, a French-born British army officer who embodied Boston’s relationship with Acadia, and what it meant for Boston to be a slave society where the enslaved people were kept out of sight.

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