John McCormack and David K. Niles: How Two Reinvented Bostonians Altered American Politics and Foreign Policy - Lecture

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

John McCormack and David Niles both came from large and poor families within religious minority communities. With no formal education, both reinvented themselves and moved into political circles eventually rising to be the Speaker of the House and high level White House advisor. While less well known than some of Boston's more recent political stars, both became central to the shaping of modern American political parties and politics.

Garrison Nelson (University of Vermont) joined by Michael Dukakis (Northeastern University) and Peter Drummey (Massachusetts Historical Society) will discuss the influence these Bostonians had on American Politics and Foreign Policy.

Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Historical Society
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

Date Added: Friday, September 01, 2017
All information is subject to change.

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