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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...


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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. (Visit www.masshist.org to learn about the Society's extensive collections in early American history.) The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

Contact between U.S. officials and European colonial administrators?

Hello H-SHEAR, has anyone has found instances of American ministers (not consuls) or members of Congress officially contacting in person or in written correspondence European colonial administrators in the Americas? I am aware of the rich history of filibustering in Cuba, Nicaragua, etc., but did the American government ever attempt to conduct direct relations with a European colony? I'm curious about the diplomatic status in American state policy of European colonial officials.

Thank you.

Tim Roberts 

Professor of History

Western Illinois University

SHEAR Panel on Masculinity and Religion

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking additional participants for a potential SHEAR panel on masculinity and religon. My research focuses on changing depictions of manhood in the published biographies and memoirs of foreign missionaries throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. If you are interested in discussing issues of manhood, religious movements, social reform, and/or print culture, please contact me asap at ashley.moreshead@ucf.edu.

Thank you!

Ashley E. Moreshead, Ph.D.

University of Central Florida