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“Fear in the Revolutionary Americas” at Tufts, 31 Oct.

On Friday, 31 October, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University will host a one-day conference on the topic “Fear in the Revolutionary Americas, 1776-1865.” [A conference about fear on Halloween? Well played, Tufts University—well...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Oct 2014

Van Ruymbeke on French Migrations to America, 1 May

On 1 May, the French Cultural Center in Boston will host a talk by Dr. Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Professor of American History at the Université de Paris, on “French Migrations to America Before 1800.”The description of this lecture says:French and...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Apr 2014

Many Revolutions at Brandeis This Year

To gain perspective on the American Revolution, it helps to consider it in context. And over the past generation historians have been broadening the contexts of their studies in all directions.We thus have “the long 18th century,” which lets specialists...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Nov 2013


Habitation Clement - Martinique Earlier this year my travels took me to two former French colonies, Louisiana and Martinique. At both places my interest in history took me to the plantations of the French colonial masters and they shared several things...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 15 Sep 2013

The American Revolution as a Flop and a Model

Last week the Washington Post ran a provocative essay by the Ontario writer and retailer Paul Pirie arguing that the American Revolution was “a flop,” not achieving what the Declaration of Independence set out as its goals—or at least not achieving...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Jul 2013

The Week in Early American History

It seems to have become a tradition to open this post with a weather report for New England. This morning we’re looking at a slushy Sunday, which while annoying is quite an improvement over the snowpocalypse of a few weeks ago. In any case, a little...
From: The Junto on 24 Feb 2013

Enough Already! Or, Do We Really Need More Haitian Scholarship?

My apologies for my first Junto post being a bit of shameless self-promotion.  But here it is: a piece I just wrote for The New York Times on Haiti’s role in the Civil War.  In short, it’s about how a small but significant portion of black...
From: The Junto on 21 Dec 2012

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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