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CFP: Materializing Race in #VastEarlyAmerica

20 July 2020

Materializing Race: An Unconference on Objects and Identity in #VastEarlyAmerica August 24 and 25, 2020 1 PM EST both days (Zoom) Proposals due by August 1, 2020 Organized by Cynthia...

Guest Post: “Natives of the Woods of America”: Hunting Shirts, Backcountry Culture, and “Playing Indian” in the American Revolution

14 July 2020

Today at The Junto, we share a guest post by Marta Olmos on colonists' appropriation of Native American clothing in the American Revolution

Early American Women Unmasked

5 May 2020

A special edition of #ColonialCouture, a Junto roundtable on fashion as history in early American life.  Protective face coverings have emerged as a potent, multifaceted metaphor...

Q&A: Brooke N. Newman, author of A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

16 March 2020

Q&A with Brooke Newman on her book, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica.