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September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUBSCRIPTIONS for Hume, Blackstone, and Ferguson, are received by said Bell … and by the Booksellers and Printers in America.” Digitization makes primary sources more widely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2021

10 Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

 “I desire you would remember the ladies” -March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams After reading the “Most Overrated Revolutionary” and the “Most Underrated Revolutionary,” and the amazing contributions by...

The First British Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Feathertop” in Home Circle (1852) | Stephen Basdeo

The good people over at Penn State University Press have a “very liberal” author re-use policy and allow academics to post preprints of their articles on personal websites. I recently had an article published in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review and...

Articles in the CLAR, Sept 2021

Colonial Latin American Review 30/3 (2021): Agnieszka Brylak, “Buffoons and sorcerers: witchcraft, entertainment, and evil professions in colonial sources on pre-Hispanic Nahuas.” J. Michael Francis & Hannah Tweet, “Anatomy of a sixteenth-century...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Sep 2021

Special Issue: “Visualizing Blackness in Colonial Latin America,” CLAR June 2021

“Visualizing Blackness in Colonial Latin America,” ed Kathryn Santner & Helen Melling, Colonial Latin American Review 30/2 (2021), featuring articles by Ana María Silva Campo, Ximena A. Gómez, Miguel A. Valerio, Larissa Brewer-García, and Agnes...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Sep 2021

On the Democracy of the United States and the Bourgeoisie of France (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following review of two works published in French, one by the famous Alexis de Tocqueville and the other by M. Michel Chevalier, was written in 1838 by G.W.M. Reynolds. La Democratie en Amerique. Par M. de Tocqueville. Lettres sur l’Amerique...

Review: 1764: The First Year of the American Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: 1764: The First Year of the American Revolutionby Ken Shumate (Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2021) When did the Revolution begin? This seemingly simple... The post Review: 1764: The First Year of the American Revolution appeared first on Journal...

Assistant Professor – African and/or African Diaspora, UC Berkeley

Assistant Professor – African and/or African Diaspora and/or African American arts and visual cultures – Department of History of Art Job #JPF03107 Art History / College of Letters & Science – Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley Position overview...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Jordan Baker on the Cherokee-American War

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Jordan Baker on the Cherokee people’s response to encroaching settlers along the southern frontier... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jordan Baker on the Cherokee-American...

CFP: Resilience, Persistence, and Agency

Resilience, Persistence, and AgencyThe American University of Paris, Paris, FranceOn-site and online5th – 7th January 2022 Resilience in the face of adversity for marginalized individuals, persistence in the face of obstacles created by hegemonic power...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 27 Aug 2021

Review: Crisis at the Chesapeake

BOOK REVIEW: Crisis at the Chesapeake: The Royal Navy and the Struggle for America, 1755-1783 by Quintin Barry (Warwick, UK: Helion and Company, 2021) Although the... The post Review: Crisis at the Chesapeake appeared first on Journal of the American...

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He hath to sell also, his Royal Balsam, which is made of American produce.” Two advertisements for patent medicines appeared among the notices in the August 21, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2021

Valerio, “The Formation of a Mulato Community in 16th-Century Mexico,” The Americas July 2021

Miguel A. Valerio, “The Spanish Petition System, Hospital/ity, and the Formation of a Mulato Community in Sixteenth-Century Mexico,” The Americas 78/3 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Aug 2021

Revolutionary Jersey

I turned my return trip from a mid-Atlantic family/research weekend into a day trip focused on New Jersey’s Revolutionary history which is, of course, plentiful. I had been to the battle sites of Princeton, Trenton, and Monmouth before, but never to...
From: streets of salem on 5 Aug 2021

Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency edited by Ben Lowe (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2021) In Political Thought and the... The post Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency appeared...

The Cherokee-American War from the Cherokee Perspective

In the early years of the American Revolution, war in the northern theater raged in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. The southern theater... The post The Cherokee-American War from the Cherokee Perspective appeared first on Journal of the American...

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