The Curious Case of Revd. John Ellis: Church, Property and State in the Early American Republic

Min Tae Cha, History

Date: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
LAPA Conference Room, 348 Wallace Hall
Audience: 
Graduate Students


LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.

Lunch served: RSVP here

Precis:  "In this paper I explore some early social implications of the separation of church and state through a case study of a church property dispute. The case will be examined, mostly in narrative form, and then it will be placed in the historical context of Disestablishment. Next, I will survey the legal-historical work on Disestablishment and see how this case fits into the general scheme laid out in this literature. It will be shown that there was by no means a straightforward solution to the problems caused by Disestablishment."

Min Tae Cha
Ph.D. student, Department of History

Min Tae Cha is a second year PhD student at the Department of History. Before he came to Princeton, he obtained a BA and MA at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. His primary interests are generally in the early modern British world, and more particularly in eighteenth-century England. Thematically, he is very interested in the intersections between the law, culture, and the economy.