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Pocahontas and After

· March 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 »

Homesick for the Quarterly

· February 1st, 2017 · No Comments

by Benjamin L. Carp Publishing in this issue of the William and Mary Quarterly felt like a homecoming for me. When John Demos taught “The Social History of the American Revolution” during my junior year, he assigned Alfred F. Young’s award-winning 1981 article on the shoemaker George Robert Twelves Hewes.  Young included a few lines… Read More »

Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists

· January 25th, 2017 · No Comments

The third annual conference of the Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists meets this coming Saturday, January 28, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. All are welcome. Founded in 2014 in order to provide a forum for the wealth of scholarship focused on early American history in Virginia, the group meets at least once a… Read More »