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H-SHEAR is dedicated to enhancing scholarly communication on the history of the early American republic, during the period 1775 to 1860. The network is sponsored by SHEAR, the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, and is owned by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, currently centered at Michigan State University.  Click here to learn more...

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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Review Debate: French on Cobbs Hoffman, 'American Umpire' (x-h-empire)

[Readers might be interested in this review and a retort from the book author, at H-Empire, concerning early American expansion and the nature of American imperialism. To view the author's reply, click on the "replies" link at the end of the review, or click over to the review to see it.]

Review: Burke on Dean, 'An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era' (x-h-war)

Although it's not clear to me why a network dedicated to military history commissioned this review, it's on a subject of direct interest to scholars in our era.

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