Greetings all!

I’m seeking fellow panelists for the 2016 Western Association of Women Historians conference in Denver, CO. The conference will be held May 12-14. For more information on the conference and CFP I’ll direct you to the website:

Today in New Jersey history - February 10


[From author Joseph Bilby]

February 10, 1843: As the Philadelphia ferry docked at Camden, self proclaimed “ladies man” Mahlon Hutchinson Heberton was shot dead by a Paterson-made Colt revolver in the hands of Singleton Mercer, in revenge for Heberton’s seduction of Mercer’s sixteen-year-old sister Sarah. A New Jersey jury subsequently acquitted Mercer of murder on the grounds that he was mentally unstable, due, one physician testified, to constipation.

Re: Call for Panelists: OAH 2016

Great topic! I don't usually go the OAH, but this is tempting. I found many instances of women's rights activists bridging domestic and political work through their scrapbooks. You might want to take a look at my chapter on women's rights scrapbooks, in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.


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