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Wednesday
04
APR

Lecture - The Removal Crisis of 1832

19:00
21:00
Genesee Community College
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GCC’s History Club Presents: “The Removal Crisis of 1832” with GCC’s adjunct professor, Danny Hamner

GCC Batavia Campus – Room T102, Conable Tech Building

This event is free and open to the public.

Hamner will discuss how the “Trail of Tears” is often remembered as the inevitable tragedy of an indigenous people swept aside by the rising forces of modern America. While there certainly were large historical forces transforming America in the early 19th century, the removal crises of the period were ultimately shaped by the personalities, politics and needs of the movement. The mix of personal ambitions and zealous nationalism linked the destiny of the Cherokee Nation to Henry Clay’s presidential aspirations with catastrophic but not inevitable results.

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