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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...


The latest from H-SHEAR...

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.

New Issue of Common-place Now Launched

The last word in history might be story, but an ever longer list of films, documentaries, and historical dramas raise serious questions about the line separating good history from good story. In the July issue of Common-place, historian Cole Jones and social studies education professor Jeremy Stoddard turn their thoughts to AMC network’s series Turn: Washington’s Spies.

CFP: Virginia Forum 2016

Virginia Forum: March 3–5, 2016

“Convergences and Disjunctures”

The 2016 Virginia Forum will be hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and held at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Virginia Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.