Dear Colleagues, I write with the sad and shocking news that our dear friend and SHEAR president-elect Michael A. Morrison passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his residence. Michael served as a professor in the Department of History at Purdue University from 1991 to 2016, retiring after 25 years. Following his military service […]
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Sharon Ann Murphy, a professor of history at Providence College, examines the complex interactions between financial institutions and their clientele during the nineteenth century. She is the author of Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (2010), winner of the 2012 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history. Her newest book is Other People’s […]
Pre-registration is now open for this year’s SHEAR conference in Philadelphia. The conference program is also available.
In June 1820, several dozen legislators gathered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, then the state capital, for an emergency session. Their goal was “Relief”: legislative action to protect Tennessee households from economic crisis. The previous year, as the Panic of 1819 first hit, these same representatives had passed a law to prevent creditors from suing debtors. Now […]
Hello SHEARites! The 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is only three months away, and plans are well underway. On 1 May, an online version of the program will be available at shear.org; printed programs will be available to conference attendees upon check-in. For those of you eager […]
Brian Gabrial is an associate professor of journalism at Concordia University. A former journalist and television producer, he is the author of The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2016). Between 1751 and 1859, a shifting 70-year conversation about free and slave black Americans, […]
We seek proposals for panels and individual papers for the special topics conference on Religion and Politics in Early America, March 1-4, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Individual papers are welcome, but preference will be given to completed panel submissions. This conference will explore the intersections between religion and politics in early America from pre-contact […]
SHEAR is pleased to open registration for the 3rd annual graduate student research luncheon seminars. Reserve your spot for a free catered luncheon facilitated by two senior scholars in the field on Friday, July 21, 2017. These seminars permit grad students and senior faculty to discuss common themes, important areas of research, and the challenges […]
Daniel L. Dreisbach is a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He has authored or edited 10 books, including Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2017), from which this article is adapted. You can follow him on Twitter. The American founders read the Bible. Their many quotations from and allusions […]
SHEAR is pleased to announce the creation of the SHEAR Second-Book Writers’ Workshop and to invite applications for its inaugural session at the annual meeting 20 – 23 July 2017 in Philadelphia. The journey from first to second book can be a difficult one. From choosing a topic for a second book to finding the […]