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CFP: Washington Early American Seminar 2018-19

The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. Genuine work in progress is preferable to polished, already-accepted pieces and we especially welcome proposals from scholars farther afield who will be visiting the DC area for research this coming year. 

Registration open for Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (UMass Amherst, June 22-24, 2018)

Registration is open for the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, June 22-24, 2018, at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an optional Bus Tour of historic Quaker sites following the conference, June 24-26, which will be based out of Providence, Rhode Island.

Re: "Spanish Potatoes"

Any way to determine the economic standing of the advertisers? Perhaps potatoes were the means of exchange they had available to them or the currency they hoped to use in place of cash. Have you seen other crops? I think I've seen tobacco offered. And, where were these ads from...I assume the South? Interesting...

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