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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 owned by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, currently centered at Michigan State University.  Click here to learn more...


The latest from H-SHEAR...

FINAL REMINDER - Register for the 7th Biennial Conference of the European Early American Studies Association, 14-16 December 2018, London, U.K.

There are now just four weeks remaining before registration closes for the 7th biennial conference of the European Early American Studies Association, which will be held in London on 14-16 December and hosted jointly by Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London. The theme this year is, The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850.

Call for Panelists- At Home in the Early Republic - SHEAR 2019

I'm hoping to create a panel for SHEAR 2019 on home--as idea, place, and practice--in the early Republic. My work focuses on black and white southerners' creation of home on plantations, but I can imagine a range of additional foci, including domesticity, kinship/family, architecture, landscape, domestic material culture, and home in urban areas. If you’re interested in contributing a paper to the panel, or serving as a chair or commentator, please email me at Whitney.Stewart@utdallas.edu


Whitney Stewart