With this post, Uncommon Sense inaugurates a planned series of conversations with OI book authors about how their work relates to the American Revolution. It is one of the ways in which the OI is contributing to the Semiquincentennial, the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. In its eight… Read More »
By Robert Lee Robert Lee is an Assistant Professor of American History and Fellow of Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge and the author of “‘A Better View of the Country’: A Missouri Settlement Map” in Sources and Interpretations published in the January 2022 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. A decade ago,… Read More »
Kristie Patricia Flannery (research fellow at IHSS, Australian Catholic University) is the author of “Can the Devil Cross the Deep Blue Sea? Imagining the Spanish Pacific and Vast Early America from Below” in the January 2022 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. She answers some questions about her research and the process of submitting… Read More »
Read about the history of the Rio de la Plata workshop and REGISTER for this year’s session now.
Learning about Material Culture with Ben Franklin’s World a blog post by OI Material Culture Fellow Morgan McCullough Material culture otherwise called ‘stuff,’ has long been a topic of interest for scholars and students of vast Early America. The Omohundro Institute has recently explored material culture at the 2021 conference “Material Worlds/Virtual Worlds: the Physical… Read More »
by David Armitage David Armitage is the author of “George III and the Law of Nations” in the January 2022 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. The world of historical journals, like that of many airlines, has three classes of service: coach, business, and the William and Mary Quarterly. Coach has few frills but… Read More »
by Nathaniel Millett Nathaniel Millett (St Louis University) is the author of “Law, Lineage, Gender, and the Lives of Enslaved Indigenous People on the Edge of the Nineteenth-century Caribbean” in the October 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. I remember vividly when I sat down and first created the Word document for my WMQ article, “Law,… Read More »