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

NPR: Black Abolitionists

Yesterday one of our fellow H-OIEAHC subscribers, Roy Finkenbine, was interviewed on NPR about black abolitionists. The focus was on the antebellum period, but Roy has also edited a 1783 petition for the The William and Mary Quarterly. Citations are below:


March Boston Environmental History Seminars

Massachusetts Historical Society

We have TWO seminars scheduled for this coming month; the March 17 program, of interest to Early Americanists, is the seminar postponed from February 10.

Tuesday, March 10, at 5:15 PM

Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia

“Fear of an Open Beach: The Privatization of the Connecticut Shore and the Fate of Coastal America”

Comment: Karl Haglund, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

CFP Reminder: Situation Critical! Critique, Theory, & Early American Studies, 3/1 Deadline


Confirmed keynotes by Herman Bennett, Michael Meranze, Joan Scott, and Michael Warner.

Call for Papers
Situation Critical! Critique, Theory, and Early American Studies

A Conference sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies 31 March–2 April 2016 Philadelphia