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SHEAR 2018

SHEAR Conference News

Call for Papers



18 – 22 July 2018

The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 - 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American republic, c. 1776-1861. We particularly encourage submissions that

JER Seeking Book Reviewers

Dear H-SHEAR Readers,

Jessica Chopin Roney and I have begun a three year term as co-editors of the book reviews section of the JER.  We have inherited the interested reviewers database but it is incomplete and out of date (Jess and I noted that neither of us is on it, for example).  If you are interested in reviewing for the JER please write to me at shankman@rutgers.edu and include your areas of interest and expertise.  We will add you to the database.


Thank you very much.


Andy Shankman