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Pocahontas and After

· March 8th, 2017 · No Comments

The OI is proud to support the upcoming Pocahontas and After: Historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617 – 2017 conference which convenes March 16–19, 2017, in London. 

Finding Elizabeth Hooton’s story

· February 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Today’s post is by Adrian Chastain Weimer, author of “Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay” in the January 2017 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly.

A fresh look at early Quaker history

· February 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Today’s post comes from Geoffrey Plank, professor of History at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. His article “Quakers as Political Players in Early America” appears in the January 2017 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly.    I have been studying early Quaker history, with increasing intensity, for more than fifteen years now.… Read More »