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ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

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Announcement: H-Law Podcast 3 is now availble on H-Law

H-Law Podcasts

As part of H-Law's onging efforts to expand our content offerings on all topics legal historical, H-Law podcaster Siobhan Barco has posted the third instalment of H-Law Podcasts.  The topic for Podcast  3 is Sara L. Crosby and her new book Poisonous Muse: The Female Poisoner and the Framing of Popular Authorship in Jacksonian America.

Episode 3-Sara L. Crosby


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In this episode I talk with Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion, Sara L. Crosby about her new book, Poisonous Muse: The Female Poisoner and the Framing of Popular Authorship in Jacksonian America. Crosby discusses how the trope of the female poisoner permeated popular literature in the mid-nineteenth century.

2017-2018 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2016)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Apps Due: 1 December 2016

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.