Wednesday, 29 December
589. Drama, Politics, and the Antebellum Philadelphia Theater
7:15–8:30 p.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
1. “Intended, If Not Always Seen: Political Drama in Pre-Jacksonian Philadelphia,” Jeffrey Hamilton Richards, Old Dominion Univ.
2. “Patriots and Principles: The President and the Paterfamilias in Two Plays by Richard Penn Smith,” Thomas J. Shaffer, United States Naval Acad.
3. “‘In Spite of a Mountain’s Weight’: Staging Slavery, Abolition, and Pennsylvania Politics, 1838–44,” Heather Nathans, Univ. of Maryland, College Park