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New Issue of Common-place Launched: Care and Dependence in Early America

At a moment when Americans are deeply divided about the role of care, and the obligations we owe to those who need it, the new Common-place (17.2) brings together a group of scholars whose work asks us to think about how age and illness have shaped the possibilities for individual and communal identity in early America.

Correspondence of James K. Polk Volume 13 Published

The James K. Polk Project, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is delighted to announce the publication of Volume 13 of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. This penultimate volume in the series, covering August 1847 to March 1848, sheds new light on the end of the Mexican-American War and the origin of the current U.S.-Mexico border.

Panel: Fishing the Commons, Mass. Historical Society, Apr. 11

Boston Environmental History Seminar

Massachusetts Historical Society

April 11, 2017, Tuesday, 5:15 PM

Erik Reardon, University of Maine at Orono, and Stacy Roberts, University of California, Davis

Panel: Fishing the Commons

Comment: Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut at Avery Point