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Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 8A, ACC

Before the Declaration: Happiness in Early America

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Program arranged by the forum LLC Early American. Presiding: Patrick Michael Erben, State Univ. of West Georgia

1. “Laughter in the Church: Benjamin Colman’s The Government and Improvement of Mirth according to the Laws of Christianity (1707),” Michael Schuldiner, Univ. of Akron

2. “‘You Have Nothing to Do but Be Happy’: Zinzendorf and Spiritual Bliss in Early America,” Craig Atwood, Moravian Coll.

3. “Transporting Happiness: Captive Affect in the Mid-Century Transatlantic,” Laura E. McGrane, Haverford Coll.

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