200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Missouri Crisis

When A Dutchess County Congressman Nearly Provoked a Civil War: Revisiting the Missouri Crisis of 1819-1821
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:30 pm
97 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall, NY

Future home of BANGALLWORKS, a coworking & community building space.

Adjacent to the Bangall Post Office and Bullis Hall in the center of Bangall

On February 13, 1819, Congressman James Tallmadge, Jr, of Stanford introduced an amendment to bring Missouri into the Union as a free state. Join us for the 200th anniversary commemoration of this historic moment in county and national history. What led Tallmadge to provoke a nationwide crisis? Why did pent-up feelings explode in 1819-1821—and not during earlier arguments over slavery? How could a nation struggling with the politically implacable issue of slavery hold the “wolf” by the ears?

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 !!!!