The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast -- Episode 29: Libertarianism and Democracy

Many voices in American politics have been sounding the alarm about the influence of the Koch brothers as a threat to voting rights, the direction of American conservatism, and the very sanctity of American democracy. But like all things, the Koch brothers have a history.

A Period of Global Revolutions (Mid-1900s until mid-1920s). Foreshadowing the 20th century or ending a long revolutionary tradition?

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Call for Papers
May 24, 2018

CFP: Seeking SHEAR 2018 panelists

Hello H-Shear,    

I’m trying to assemble a panel to submit to the 2018 SHEAR conference. My paper will be on Virginia politics and print culture in the 1820s. A panel description might be “print culture and ideology in the south, 1790-1860,” potentially including political ideology, religious belief, gender norms, and racial ideology.  Another option might be to compare print culture in the construction of ideology in the north and the south, 1790-1860. 

If you might be interested in joining me, please contact me. 


Sydney M

D.C. Mondays at the Museum Upcoming Program

D.C. Mondays at the Museum Upcoming Program

Meet other D.C. enthusiasts, local historians, and students every Monday for D.C. Mondays at the Museum! The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum invites you to the museum every Monday during the academic year for a D.C.-centered lecture, gallery talk, film screening, or discussion. There’s a new topic each week!

October 3, 12 noon

Campaign History and the Current Race

Article on Ohio State University's "Origins": Madame President: A History of the Women Who Ran before Hillary

New article from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective - "Madame President: A History of the Women Who Ran before Hillary," by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Hillary Clinton will be the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for president of the United States, but she is certainly not the first woman to seek the office. In this article, historian Kimberly Hamlin profiles women who have tried to win the Presidency—an office that thus far has been a club for men only.

Online Access to "Correspondence of James K. Polk"

The James K. Polk Project, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is pleased to announce that all twelve published volumes of the "Correspondence of James K. Polk" are now available online. This open-access edition, published by Newfound Press, makes important primary-source documents on the politics, diplomacy, economics, science, and culture of the antebellum decades easily accessible to scholars and students.

The volumes can be found at


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