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Hoax: The Popish Plot That Never Was by Victor Stater

As daylight faded on the rainy afternoon of Thursday 17 October 1678, three men discovered a body face-down in a ditch at the foot of Primrose Hill, then beyond the northern limit of London. The body was that of Sir Edmund Godfrey, a magistrate who had...
From: Mathew Lyons on 26 Sep 2022

Slavery’s Revolutions in Louisiana

This article is a part of our series, entitled “Age of Slavery,” which explores the existence, persistence, and abolition of slavery in the revolutionary era. By Patrick Luck In 1795, enslaved people conspired to rebel against Louisiana’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jun 2022

This Week on Dispatches: Brian Koyn on George Washington’s Emotional Intelligence and the Newburgh Conspiracy

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews US Army chaplain Brian Koyn on how modern emotional intelligence research can provide insight on how George... The post This Week on Dispatches: Brian Koyn on George Washington’s Emotional...

First in Emotional Intelligence: George Washington During the Newburgh Conspiracy

General George Washington stood in front of his assembled officers, reading glasses in hand, and stated, “Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on... The post First in Emotional Intelligence: George Washington During the Newburgh Conspiracy appeared...

NIU History Graduate Student Association Conference

Are you interested to learn about new research in History? Have you considered pursuing historical studies and engaging in original historical research? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a professional historian? Here is an opportunity to...

The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy In Revolutionary America

Book Review: The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America by Brendan McConville (Harvard University Press, 2021) Recent scholarship on the Revolution... The post The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy In Revolutionary...

Race and Conflict in the Early Modern Mediterranean

I am happy to report that my most recent article has just been published in Mediterranean Studies. It took a number of years to do the research, writing, rewriting, revisions, and editing to produce the article, but here (finally) it is: Sandberg,...

What’s Astrology got to do with it?

George Monbiot wrote an opinion column that draws attention to how conspiracy theories are appealing to people on both ends of the political spectrum. It is a useful reminder that there seems to be something structural about conspiracy theories that captures...
From: Darin Hayton on 23 Sep 2021

“Good and Sufficient Testimony:” The Development of the Revolutionary War Pension Plan

One of the greatest sources of information on the American Revolution is the collection of pension applications submitted by American veterans of the war... The post “Good and Sufficient Testimony:” The Development of the Revolutionary War Pension...

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the Impeachment of Senator William Blount, the First in American History

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the impeachment of Senator William Blount of Tennessee, the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the Impeachment...

The Impeachment of Senator William Blount—the First in American History

It is easy to suggest that William Blount made no significant contribution to the development of the United States. His achievements, although not negligible,... The post The Impeachment of Senator William Blount—the First in American History appeared...

Pierre Bayle and the QAnon “Skeptics”

Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British, Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 7 Feb 2021

Essay on “Ravages and Depredations”

I am happy to report that my essay on “Ravages and Depredations: Raiding War and Globalization in the Early Modern World,” has been published in Erica Charters, E., Marie Houllemare, and Peter H. Wilson, eds., A global history of early modern...

4 Cautionary Tales from the French Revolution for Today

This paper is an outgrowth of a talk given at the Newberry library on January 15, 2021. By Christine Adams Many Americans may be tempted to interpret Biden’s inauguration as the opening of a new chapter, and in many ways it is, but we must...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Jan 2021

“They Chase Specters”: The Irrational, the Political, and Fear of Elections in Colonial Pennsylvania

By J. L. Tomlin Surveying the situation on the eve of Pennsylvania’s 1726 General Assembly elections, Quaker James Logan realized he’d come to despise the colony’s democratic process. To him, its participants were seemingly “vile...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2020

Pirates of the American Revolution in the Chesapeake Bay: Joseph Wheland Jr. and the Loyalist Picaroons

By Jamie L. H. Goodall The American Revolution is often viewed through a loyalist vs. rebel/revolutionary lens. On the one hand, there were the proud, patriotic American colonists, and on the other hand an oppressive and cruel king. Among the Americans...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Aug 2020

The First Piracy. Part 5. Bibliographical Concerns

This is the fifth and final essay on the first piracy of Hoyle's Whist. I have identified lots of variants in the surviving 42 copies. Here I ask the bibliographical questions--how many editions, issues, and states do these copies represent? The bible...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 13 Apr 2020

The First Piracy. Part 4. Analysis

Part three of this series looked at gathering A of the first piracy of Hoyle's Whist. I described differences in the half-title, the title, and the advertisement. It would be useful for you to have that essay open in another window alongside this to be...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 8 Apr 2020

The First Piracy. Part 3: Variants in Gathering A

From parts one and two, the story so far:The first piracy of Hoyle's Whist is an octavo gathered in fours, and collates 8o: [A]4 χ2 B-M4.The printing would have started with the B gathering and continued through to M. Gatherings A and χ would...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 6 Apr 2020

The First Piracy. Part 2. Variants

A quick recap from the previous essay, "The First Piracy. Part 1. Overview and Structure".The book was printed by the piratical James Mechell.  It is an octavo gathered in fours, collating 8o: [A]4 χ2 B-M4.43 copies survive, by far the largest...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 3 Apr 2020

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