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Guest Lecture

Elisabeth Engel

“‘Risks will be Taken:’ Insurance and the Uncertain Beginnings of American Independence, 1770s -1840s”


4:15-5:45pm, Philosophicum, P103

Elisabeth Engel is postdoctoral research fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC. In her lecture, she will explore how notions of “risk” were constructed and inscribed into the everyday routines of revolutionary Americans as the British imperial power retreated.