American Revolution Exhibition and Portal Database Hosted by the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center

American Revolution Portal Database:

Scholars can now access revolutionary-era maps from leading cartographic collections around the world with one search. The American Revolution Portal features maps from the French and Indian War (1754-1763) to the early days of the new republic. The collection focuses on maps of European colonies in North America and the Atlantic world. Users can download them for research or classroom use.

Chocolate In Early America

Does anyone have any good leads on chocolate in early America?  Can you recommend secondary or primary sources?  Is there someone I should contact about this?

I would appreciate any information you can provide.

Thank you!

- Chris Magra, University of Tennessee

Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize Deadline of May 1

The Massachusetts Historical Society invites submissions for the 2015 Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize. One prize will be offered for a distinguished book in English on the history of Massachusetts published in 2014. The winning entry will be announced at the historical society’s annual reception in Boston in the fall. The author of the title selected will receive a letter of award and a prize of $2,500, and the author and publisher will receive publicity through announcements made by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

March Boston Environmental History Seminars

Massachusetts Historical Society

We have TWO seminars scheduled for this coming month; the March 17 program is the seminar postponed from February 10.

Tuesday, March 10, at 5:15 PM

Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia

 “Fear of an Open Beach: The Privatization of the Connecticut Shore and the Fate of Coastal America”

Comment: Karl Haglund, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Seminar by Richard Bushman, March 11, U.Conn--"The Nature of the South"

On Wednesday, March 11, at 5:30 PM, current American Antiquarian Society Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, Richard L. Bushman, will present a paper in the AAS Regional Academic Seminar Series titled “The Nature of the South.” This paper comes from Prof.


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