Entries by Mark Cheathem

New Book Review editor of the JER

Andrew Shankman and David Waldstreicher are delighted to announce that Whitney Martinko of Villanova University has joined their editorial team at the Journal of the Early Republic. She will team with Jess Roney as co-book review editors. Whitney Martinko has held long-term residential fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the […]

ANN: Introducing the New Editors of the JER

We are pleased to introduce the new co-editors of the Journal of the Early Republic, following the excellent leadership of retiring editor, Cathy Kelly. Andrew Shankman of Rutgers University-Camden and David Waldstreicher of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York will assume the editorship of the journal at the conclusion of SHEAR’s […]

Important News about SHEAR 2018 Conference

Hello SHEARites! The 2018 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 ready […]

SHEAR 2018: Hamilton in Cleveland!

SHEARites! Hamilton the musical opens in Cleveland during SHEAR’s 40th annual conference. The show will run 17 July to 26 August and the only way to purchase tickets to Hamilton is visiting www.playhousesquare.org on April 13th beginning at 9 AM. Please make sure you only purchase tickets by visiting www.playhousesquare.org to avoid third parties and scalpers!

CFA: SHEAR 2018 Graduate Research Seminars

REMINDER:  Applications due April 20th SHEAR is pleased to open registration for the 4th annual graduate student research luncheon seminars.  Reserve your spot for a free catered luncheon facilitated by two senior scholars in the field on Friday, 20 July 2018. These seminars permit grad students and senior faculty to discuss common themes, important areas […]

Interview with Michael Blaakman, 2016 SHEAR Manuscript Prize Winner

Michael Blaakman is an assistant professor of history at University of St. Thomas. His Yale University dissertation, “Speculation Nation: Land and Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic, 1776-1803,” won the 2016 SHEAR Manuscript Prize. The Republic (TR): Since most SHEARites won’t be able to read your dissertation until it is published, would you please provide a synopsis? […]

CFA: SHEAR 2018 Graduate Research Seminars

SHEAR is pleased to open registration for the 4th annual graduate student research luncheon seminars.  Reserve your spot for a free catered luncheon facilitated by two senior scholars in the field on Friday, 20 July 2018. These seminars permit grad students and senior faculty to discuss common themes, important areas of research, and the challenges […]

SHEAR Seeking New JER Editor

EDITOR: JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC Applicants sought for the editorship of the Journal of the Early Republic, a quarterly publication committed to the best scholarship on the history and culture of the United States during the early republic (1776–1861). Since its beginning thirty-seven years ago, the journal has carved out a unique and important […]

Final CFP: SHEAR 2018 in Cleveland

The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 – 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American republic, c. 1776-1861. We particularly encourage submissions […]

Interview with Caitlin Fitz, 2016 SHEAR Broussard Book Prize Co-Winner

Caitlin Fitz is Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University. Her book Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions (2016) was co-winner of the James Broussard Best First Book Prize. The Republic (TR): For those who haven’t read your book, would you please provide a synopsis? Caitlin Fitz (CF): Our Sister Republics explores […]

CFP: SHEAR 2018 in Cleveland

The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 – 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American republic, c. 1776-1861. We particularly encourage submissions […]

Interview with Matthew Karp, 2016 SHEAR Broussard Book Prize Co-Winner

Matthew Karp is Assistant Professor of History and Elias Boudinot Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton University. His book This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (2016) was co-winner of the James Broussard Best First Book Prize. The Republic (TR). For those who haven’t read your book, would you please provide a synopsis? […]

Interview with Manisha Sinha, 2016 SHEAR Book Prize Winner

Manisha Sinha holds the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. She is the author or editor of several works, including The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (2000). In addition to winning the 2016 SHEAR Book Prize, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (2016) was awarded the Organization […]

SHEAR 2017: Reflections on Creating the Past

This year’s SHEAR conference was my first, and as I reflect upon it I cannot help but note my appreciation for its intellectually invigorating atmosphere. As a junior scholar, it was exhilarating to see this community of historians jump off the pages of print and into the flesh, where they shared their work with candor […]

CFP: SHEAR 2018 in Cleveland

Call for Papers SHEAR Cleveland 18 – 22 July 2018 The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 – 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of […]

SHEAR: A Model of Community, Engagement, and Support

When I was asked to serve as a designated live-tweeter and write a blog post for SHEAR 2017, I was thrilled. I had been to SHEAR once previously and had enjoyed the experience. Moreover, I looked forward to helping share some of the exciting new scholarship on Twitter, having benefitted from others who live tweeted […]