H-Net Network on the History of the Early American Republic



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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...


The latest from H-SHEAR...

Jefferson's Birthday

Colleagues on EARAM-L, H-OIEAHC, H-AMSTDY, H-AFRO-AM April 13. Jefferson’s birthday. For a no doubt unusual way to mark the date, click to our Jefferson-Hemings Controversy project, which one visitor described as “properly provocative." Ed

Lecture at David Library of the American Revolution, "Three Centuries of Earth Day on the Delaware River"

The Delaware River Greenway Partnership and the David Library of the American Revolution are co-sponsoring a free public lecture series about the cultural and environmental history of the Delaware River. The next lecture, Three Centuries of Earth Day on the Delaware River, will be presented on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM by environmental historian, journalist and author Bruce Stutz. Mr. Stutz is the author of Natural Lives, Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River. He is a contributing editor to On Earth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

AAS Regional Academic Seminar: Maria Alessandra Bollettino, April 29

On Tuesday, April 29, at 5:00 PM the American Antiquarian Society will offer a Regional Academic Seminar at the Society's Goddard-Daniels House in Worcester, MA. These seminars are offered in association with the history departments ofBrown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.

The talk on April 29 will be by Maria Alessandra Bollettino, an assistant professor of history at Framingham State University and a current National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at AAS. The title of Prof. Bollettino's talk will be: The British Empire’s “Sable Arm”: Black Combatants in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Caribbean and Postwar Antislavery.

ANN: New American Revolution Lecture at METC

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is pleased to announce the second lecture in its new exhibits lecture series The American Revolution in New Jersey will be:

FREE TALK: 18th century political cartoons and caricatures, April 18th, Washington DC

Lunch Bite - 18th century political cartoons and caricatures
Friday, April 18
12:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Join Rachel Jirka, research services librarian, as she explores 18th-century political cartoons and caricatures and how they amused and informed the Revolutionary-era public. The presentation will feature a political cartoon of a two-faced George Washington in a hot air balloon, demonstrating international concerns over the new republic after the war’s end. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions and up-close viewing of the cartoons.