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OAH 2019 panel on violence in antebellum America

Dear colleagues,

I am putting together a panel proposal for OAH 2019 on violence in antebellum America and am seeking a third presenter, a chair, and a commentator. The conference will be held April 4-6, 2019 in Philadelphia. My work looks at violence against Mormons in the 1840s and a second paper will examine terrorism and the western territories in the 1850s. Please let me know if you are interested! Proposals are due January 12, 2018.

Brady Winslow

Ph.D. Candidate, Texas Christian University


Call for Papers: 1500 Penn Prize

Call for Papers: 1500 Penn Prize

For over two hundred years, the United States Treasury has been at the forefront of American history and the history of the federal government. From Alexander Hamilton to the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis, the Treasury has faced wars, panics, and a rapidly changing American and global economy.