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OI Books: The Invasion of America and Me

· August 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Today’s post is part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Daniel Mandell I first encountered Francis Jennings’s The Invasion of America early in graduate studies at the University of Virginia. Unlike Christine DeLucia, I cannot… Read More »

OI Books: Fertile Thoughts About Fertility

· August 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments

Today’s post is part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Rebecca Brannon I first picked up Susan Klepp’s Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820 (2009) when I was at loose ends… Read More »

OI Books: Borderlands in View

· July 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post is part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Lynne Withey As a historian-turned-publisher, I love the idea of celebrating the Omohundro Institute’s 75th anniversary by celebrating its books. When I was a graduate… Read More »

OI Books: The Emergence of a Field

· July 16th, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post is part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Anna Mae Duane I had just finished an exhilarating but exhausting first year at the University of Connecticut and was petrified about turning my dissertation… Read More »

OI Books: Dreaming of Scholarship

· July 9th, 2018 · 6 Comments

Today’s post is part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Ann Little Most days I don’t think much about graduate school. This is probably all to the good, as my first year in grad school… Read More »

The OI Book That Made Me a Historian

· June 1st, 2018 · 5 Comments

I went to college with political journalism as a career goal. A Watergate kid, I wanted to be in Washington, and I wanted to put together important stories at the ragged edges of contemporary American democracy. Instead, I was captivated by the early modern period, by early American history in particular, and it was Gordon… Read More »