The Ivy Bookshop and Baltimore City Historical Society   invite you to a book talk and signing with Rep. Josh S. Cutler,   the author of “Mobtown Massacre” (www.MobtownMassacre.com)
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Ivy Bookshop and Baltimore City Historical Society invite you to a book talk and signing with Rep. Josh S. Cutler, the author of “Mobtown Massacre” (www.MobtownMassacre.com)

The Ivy welcomes Josh S. Cutler to discuss his new book Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812.

With a bitterly divided nation plunged into the War of 1812, a fiery young Federalist editor named Alexander Hanson risked his life to defend a newspaper that dared express unpopular views. His words provoked a violent standoff that crippled the city of Baltimore and left Hanson beaten within an inch of his life. This little-known episode in American history—complete with a midnight jailbreak, bloodthirsty mobs and unspeakable acts of torture—helped shape the course of war, the Federalist Party and the nation’s very notion of the freedom of the press. Josh Cutler’s history of the Mobtown Massacre offers a lesson in liberty that reverberates today.

Josh S. Cutler is an attorney and state legislator representing the Sixth Plymouth District of Massachusetts, which includes the town of Hanson. Cutler is a graduate of Skidmore College (BA), Suffolk Law (JD) and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (MPP in environmental policy).

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Maryland's Irish Connections.....Reflections by Denny Lynch
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Maryland's Irish Connections.....Reflections by Denny Lynch

Join educator and photographer Denny Lynch at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum on Saturday, May 4th as he presents "Maryland's Irish Connections,” a fascinating slide-illustrated talk that examines our state's historic links to the nation of Ireland, from Maryland's formative years right up to the twenty-first century. The Irish have left an indelible mark upon our state; come join us! Denny will begin at 11:00.

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