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Boston and New England: Culture and Economy

Seminar Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Robert Allison

Professor and Chair of the History Department, Suffolk University

We will discuss the role of Boston, historically, in the culture and economy of New England, with particular reference to the development of New England from 1630 to 1815, with some discussion of why Boston continues to be the leading metropolis of New England.


Robert J. Allison is Professor and Chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. His books include The Boston Tea Party (2007), The Boston Massacre (2006), Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero (2005), A Short History of Boston (2004), and The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World 1776-1815 (Chicago, 2000). He also edited many books. He is involved with several museums and historical societies in Boston and is president of the South Boston Historical Society, vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Assigned Reading

Robert Allison, A Short History of Boston (Commonwealth Editions, 2004)


A reception will be held at 5pm at the UNE Art Gallery


Center for Global Humanities


(207) 221-4335

6:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public