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OI Books: On the Road to Germany

· August 27th, 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 John Balz I unexpectedly came across Horst Dippel’s Germany and the American Revolution, 1770-1800 last September while scrolling through the OI online catalog of publications.… 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 »

Collaboration and Vast Early America

· June 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments

In the last month or so, your inbox or mailbox has brought you news of April’s issue of the WMQ.  This issue centers on the first half of a forum, “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies,” that we are jointly publishing with Early American Literature. The forum’s second half will appear in… 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 »

We’ve Been Doing History’s History

· December 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post accompanies “Freedom and the American Revolution,” episode 166 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of the Doing History 2: To the Revolution! series. You can find supplementary materials for the episode on the OI Reader app, available through iTunes or Google Play. History is a primary context for every decision we make; our… Read More »

A Few Thoughts on Holidays in #VastEarlyAmerica

· December 21st, 2017 · No Comments

by Nadine Zimmerli, Associate Editor of Books “We had no ardent spirit of any kind among us” Member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, December 25, 1805 ‘Tis the season. I am daily reminded of this by cheerful notices in my inbox from my alma mater’s bookstore and other retailers, which interrupt the steady flow… Read More »