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Call for papers: Big counterfactuals of macro-political history

Conference to be held at the University of Manchester Part of the CEPR Economic History programme With generous support from the Hallsworth Conference Fund, University of Manchester Date: Friday March 24, 2023 Note: This conference is expected...
From: Economic Growth in History on 23 Jun 2022

America Begins: How Connecticut’s Samuel Johnson Created America

“The great End and Business therefore of Philosophy, is to make us truly happy; and this is the End ultimately pursued through all the... The post America Begins: How Connecticut’s Samuel Johnson Created America appeared first on Journal of the American...

A Commercial (Neo)Colony? The Role of the Merchant Lobby in France’s Recognition of Haitian Independence

By Mary D. Lewis On May 20, 2022, the New York Times published an important series of articles on the impact of the “ransom” Haiti paid to former French planters for their losses during the Haitian Revolution.[1] As the Times made clear, the indemnity...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jun 2022

John Adams and the Rule of Law

In the Spring of 1776, as the American Revolution was underway the movement of the Colonies towards independence was just starting to gain steam.... The post John Adams and the Rule of Law appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion, Revolution, and “Treason”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian M. Andrew Holowchak on interpreting the distinctions Thomas Jefferson made between rebellion, revolution, and treason. New... The post This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on...

When Will the French Dam Against the Far Right Crack?

I am happy to report that my opinion essay on the recent French presidential election has been published by History News Network. Here is the opening of the essay: “On Sunday [24 April 2022], President Emmanuel Macron won re-election in the...

“A Man of His Time”: From Patrick Henry to Samuel Alito in US History

By Thomas Lecaque Samuel Alito’s draft majority ruling striking down Roe v Wade is everywhere in the news right now, for good reason. And in the midst of it, on page 24, he writes, “The inescapable conclusion is that a right to abortion is not...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 May 2022

Cautionary Tales: The Upper Canada Rebellion and the Freedom Convoy

Jonathan Szo On 7 December 1837, a force of 1,200 troops marched down Yonge Street in the city of Toronto under the command of Sir Francis Bond Head, the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. Their destination was a wayside inn known as Montgomery’s...
From: Borealia on 19 Apr 2022

Religion in American Right-Wing Politics

“She said she wanted to be a part of ‘staking claim’ to what God was doing. ‘This is a Jesus movement,’ Ms. Jackson said. ‘I believe God removed Donald for a time, so the church would wake up and have confidence in itself again to take our...

The Absolution of Evaristo Estenoz: Two Conflicting Documents in the History of Cuba

By Julio César Guanche In 1910, the Cuban Congress passed an Amendment to the Electoral Law, presented by Liberal Party Senator Martin Morúa Delgado, which prohibited the existence of racially-determined political parties. In exchange, the Enmienda...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Mar 2022

Vindicación de Evaristo Estenoz: Dos documentos encontrados en la historia de Cuba

Por Julio César Guanche En 1910 el Congreso cubano aprobó una Enmienda a la Ley Electoral, presentada por el senador por el Partido Liberal Martín Morúa Delgado, que prohibía la existencia de partidos políticos nucleados en torno a la raza. A...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Mar 2022

French Presidential Elections

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already had an enormous impact on European politics and society. Poland and other Eastern European nations are rightly nervous and have bolstered their defenses, supported by NATO. Germany has radically increased its...

A Bolingbrokean Argument Hidden in Hamilton’s Federalist 71

Alexander Hamilton penned most of the famous series of essays called the Federalist Papers. In Federalist 71, published in March 1788, he wrote this... The post A Bolingbrokean Argument Hidden in Hamilton’s Federalist 71 appeared first on Journal of...

Call for papers: Economic Consequences of the Age of Liberal Revolutions, 1810-1848

Conference to be held at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa Date: September 23, 2022 Conference title: Economic Consequences of the Age of Liberal Revolutions: 1810-48 Location: Instituto de Ciências Sociais,...
From: Economic Growth in History on 11 Mar 2022

The Ukrainian Crisis and the History of War

The current Ukrainian Crisis is being analyzed by security studies and international relations analysts primarily through the lens of recent Russian History and Eastern European Studies (using area studies approaches). War and Society Studies may...

Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History

BOOK REVIEW: Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History by Katherine Carté (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press/Omohundro Institute of Early American History... The post Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History...

Supervisory Historian Position at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute is currently hiring a Supervisory Historian at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The National Portrait Gallery provides a brief history: “The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress...

On Insurrection and Overturning Elections

Former President Trump has now explicitly stated that he aimed on overturning the 2020 election.Trump delivered a speech at a rally in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday, 29 January 2022. “Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want...

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