When A Dutchess County Congressman Nearly Provoked a Civil War: Revisiting the Missouri Crisis of 1819-1821
Our guest speaker is John R. Van Atta, Ph.D. Mr. Van Atta is the Oaklawn Chair in American History at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, and is the author Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821, the current defining volume on the Missouri Crisis. His other publications include Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850 and last year’s Charging Up San Juan Hill: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of Imperial America.
This program is jointly sponsored by the MHAHP, the office of the Dutchess County Historian, and the Stanford Historical Society.
Please join us for this important commemoration !!!!