Florence Griswold Museum – LECTURE: Beyond the Manifest Imaginary




When:
November 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2021-11-03T14:00:00-04:00
2021-11-03T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St
Old Lyme
CT 06371
Cost:
$8-10
Contact:
Florence Griswold Museum
(860) 434-5542

with Professor Peter L. Bayers, Director of American Studies, Fairfield University

Hybrid On Site & Online Format

As mass media producers, Currier & Ives shaped popular imaginings of the American West in the 19th century through their lithographs, the legacy of which permeates how U.S. citizens “know” the history of the American West. This interactive talk will address how the Currier & Ives lithographs romanticized U.S. expansion west in order to justify Westward expansion, in turn obfuscating the complex, destructive, violent, and genocidal history of the American West.