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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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Seeking co-panelists for masculinity panel for SHEAR 2016

I am seeking co-panelists (presenters and commentators) for a panel on masculinity and race. My proposed presentation will explore ways in which the abolitionist movement defined and employed black manhood (while Frederick Douglass will certainly be addressed, I plan to move beyond Douglass whose experiences have dominated this topic). Your proposed presentation need not be related to abolition, but should relate to manhood. I am also seeking individuals interested in serving as commentators. Please contact me directly at ctfriend@ncsu.edu.

Call for Award Nominations: Agricultural History Society

The Agricultural History Society seeks nominations for its publication awards through December 31, 2015. To nominate a book, article, or dissertation with a 2015 publication date, please follow the directions below. If you have a question, please email executive secretary Jim Giesen (JGiesen@history.msstate.edu).

SHEAR session, Religion and Public Life, 1800-1850

I am hoping to assemble a panel for the 2016 SHEAR meeting on religion and the public sphere, circa 1800-1850. My contribution would be an analysis of the Sunday mail controversy in 1829-31, with a particular focus on the petitions which argued for the secular character of the national government and constitution. Please contact me offlist if you are interested in presenting or commenting.

Tim Verhoeven, Monash University (Australia).