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The Month in Early American History

Rise and shine, it’s time to relaunch our regular(ish) roundup of breaking news from early America. To the links! First up, enjoy a walk through life after the American Revolution with this podcast series charting the life and times of William Hamilton...
From: The Junto on 29 Apr 2018

The Week in Early American History

Last week’s edition of our weekly roundup opened with our collective condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Christopher Schmidt-Nowara (Tufts University), who passed away on June 27th. Unfortunately, the early American...
From: The Junto on 5 Jul 2015

This Week in Early American History

Welcome to another addition of This Week in Early American History! This past week, there was some rumination on the ways social media is changing academic publishing. In a similar vein, we have two calls for contributors. The American Historian, which...
From: The Junto on 7 Jun 2015

The Week in Early American History

Welcome to another The Week in Early American History! Baltimore continues to feature heavily, but we’ve also got some Founding Fathers’ poetry and ridiculous styles of conference questions for your amusement. And now, the links!...
From: The Junto on 3 May 2015

The Week in Early American History

Welcome to another The Week in Early American History! Take a break from the end-of-semester crunch to check out the unprecedented unification of the four surviving Magna Carta manuscripts or to a look at the tree root that ate Roger Williams. On to the...
From: The Junto on 26 Apr 2015

The Week in Early American History

Welcome to another Week in Early American History, wherein I try to catch us up from last week's post-Thanksgiving lapse. We've got drunk New Yorkers, scholarly young ladies, and an entrepreneurial George Washington for you this week, along with Jill...
From: The Junto on 7 Dec 2014

This Week in Early American History

Whether writing or grading term papers has kept you from all things early American, here’s a quick recap of some of the top news stories of the week(s)! On to the links! The Library of Congress will display one of only four extant copies of the 1215...
From: The Junto on 23 Nov 2014

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