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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...

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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Announcing a new podcast, Consolation Prize

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is pleased to announce Season 1 of a new podcast, Consolation Prize, about consuls and their world. This narrative podcast will investigate American consuls in the nineteenth century. There will be mayhem! romance! intrigue! exotic animals! and much more, when we explore how consuls interacted with Americans who traveled the world. We'll also tackle questions of identity, race, diplomacy, and politics, as we situate these consuls in their larger context.

Call for Contributors: History of SHEAR

I am writing a history of SHEAR, and I welcome your contributions to my research. If you are interested in providing memories and histories, please fill out this Google Form. Please note that this is not an official project of the Society but an independent scholarly project. I welcome any questions that you may have at ctfriend@ncsu.edu. Thanks for considering my request.--Craig Friend