GCC’s History Club Presents: “The Removal Crisis of 1832”
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 27, 2018
What: GCC’s History Club Presents: “The Removal Crisis of 1832” with GCC’s adjunct professor, Danny Hamner
When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Where: Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus – Room T102, Conable Technology Building
Who: This event is free and open to the public.
Background: Genesee Community College’s History Club presents GCC adjunct professor Danny Hamner to discuss “The Removal Crisis of 1832: How Nationalism, Political Ambition and the Electoral College Shaped the Trail of Tears.” This presentation, part of the Historical Horizon’s Lecture Series, will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. in room T102 if the Conable Technology Building at the Batavia campus.
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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