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LAPA Law-Engaged Graduate Student [LEGS] Seminar - The Great New York Fire of 1835 and its Role in the Evolution of America’s Antebellum Political Economy

Apr 6, 2016 12:00PM to 01:20PM
438 Robertson Hall


Restricted to Princeton graduate students, faculty, and fellows
Jane Manners, PhD candidate, History

Graduate students, fellows, and faculty only, please.
Each seminar features law-related papers or practice job talks presented by graduate students from many disciplines.

The talk will explore Congress’s changing attitude to the remission of import duties in the wake of natural disaster, the role of one particular disaster (the New York Fire of 1835) in crystallizing those changes, and what those changes reveal about evolving understandings of the appropriate incidence of federal taxation in antebellum America.


Contact Leslie Gerwin, lgerwin@princeton.edu