H-Net network on early American history and culture.



H-OIEAHC is sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. Moderator of H-OIEAHC is John Saillant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Recent Content

Reminder: Talk on cartoons & caricatures, 4/18, DC

Lunch Bite - 18th century political cartoons and caricatures
Friday, April 18
12:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Join Rachel Jirka, research services librarian, as she explores 18th-century political cartoons and caricatures and how they amused and informed the Revolutionary-era public. The presentation will feature a political cartoon of a two-faced George Washington in a hot air balloon, demonstrating international concerns over the new republic after the war’s end. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions and up-close viewing of the cartoons.

SEMINAR: Slavery & the Laws of War, 9-10/2014, NYC

sincl1dl@cmich.edu's picture Donna Sinclair Monday, April 14, 2014 H-War

*The Jordan Saunders Seminar in Constitutional History for advanced graduate students and junior facul

CFP: Southern Labor Studies, 3/2015, College Park/DC

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the Early American or US South to propose sessions for our next conference, which will take place from March 5-8, 2015. We will meet in two locations: at the University of Maryland, College Park during the day on Thursday, March 5, and then in Washington, D.C. from the evening of March 5 to the morning of Sunday, March 8.

WWW: Jefferson-Hemings


April 13, Jefferson’s birthday

For a no doubt unusual way to mark the date, click to our Jefferson-Hemings Controversy project, which one visitor described as “properly provocative”:


Ed Gallagher