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The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers

Revolutions are complex multi-sided economic, political, social, and technological events. They begin as conservative movements. As each side fears losing, all of these different... The post The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers appeared...

L’Hermione and the French in Newport

For the last month, L’Hermione, the replica of the ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette (back) to the U.S. of A. in 1780, has been working its way up the coast to New England. There have been conferences and exhibits in Virginia and New...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Jul 2015

Reviews in the December 2014 AHR

American Historical Review 119/5 (2014): Featured review: Thomas D. Rogers reviews Daniel Strum, The Sugar Trade: Brazil, Portugal, and the Netherlands (1595-1630), trans. Colin Foulkes, Roopanjali Roy, and H. Sabrina Gledhill (Stanford University Press,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Jan 2015

Reviews in the Journal of World History, March 2013

The Journal of World History 24/1 (2013): Nathaniel Millett reviews John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Durham: Duke, 2011). John T. Grider reviews Fabio López Lázaro, ed., The Misfortunes of...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Nov 2013

Reviews in the April 2013 AHR

The American Historical Review 118/2 (April 2013) includes a featured review and several regular ones. Featured review: Margaret Chowning reviews John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Duke, 2011). Mark...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 24 Apr 2013

Simeon Lyman’s Sunday Shirt—and a Crazy Man

In the summer of 1775, Simeon Lyman of Sharon, Connecticut, was part of a company sent to guard the colony’s coast. Here’s his diary entry for Sunday, 20 August:Sunday morning we got ready for to go to meeting, and the officers came and said that...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Aug 2012

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