Welcome to H-SHEAR!

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...

Early American Newspapers Significantly Expanded with Series 12, 1821-1900

In January 2016 Readex will release Early American Newspapers, Series 12, featuring more than 1,200 19th-century titles collected by the American Antiquarian Society. Bringing online for the first time hundreds of rare short-lived U.S. papers, Series 12 will also offer an especially large number of titles in specific disciplines. For the study of economic and industrial history, agricultural and mercantile titles are included.