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From the OI Archives: Our Copper and Wood Printing Blocks, Part II

· February 14th, 2018 · No Comments

This is the second piece in a series of posts by Laurel Daen on the history of the copper and wood printing block process used to produce the William and Mary Quarterly until the mid-twentieth century. Laurel wrote the pieces in preparation for the OI’s 75th anniversary while she was Lapidus Initiative Communications Coordinator in 2016. A… Read More »

From the OI Archives: Our Copper-and-Wood Printing Blocks

· January 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Our thanks to Laurel Daen for researching and writing this series of posts in preparation for the Omohundro Institute’s 75th anniversary while she was the Lapidus Initiative Communications Coordinator in 2016. A Look at Printing Illustrations in the WMQ in the Mid-Twentieth Century By Laurel Daen Part I In 2018, the OI celebrates its 75th… Read More »

To the Revolution with the WMQ & JER

· November 8th, 2017 · No Comments

by Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly  October’s issue of the Quarterly went into the mail about two weeks ago and up on the OI Reader, Muse, and JSTOR soon thereafter. When you open your preferred format, you’ll see that we’ve published a joint issue with the Journal of the Early Republic around the theme… Read More »

Framing Early American Scholarship

· September 6th, 2017 · 3 Comments

In today’s post, Jeffrey Glover, author of “Witnessing African War: Slavery, the Laws of War, and Anglo-American Abolitionism” in the July 2017 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly, reflects on what it means to frame an article.  By Jeffrey Glover I was surprised by the readers’ and editor’s reports on my submission to William and Mary… Read More »

Emotional Subjects, Big and Small

· August 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post comes from Matthew Kruer, author of “Bloody Minds and Peoples Undone: Emotion, Family, and Political Order in the Susquehannock–Virginia War” in the July issue of the William and Mary Quarterly.  by Matthew Kruer Early Americanists are thinking big these days. When, in early 2016, Karin Wulf introduced[1] the twitter hashtag #VastEarlyAmerica and Josh Piker… Read More »

Money matters

· August 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is from Katherine Smoak, author of “The Weight of Necessity: Counterfeit Coins in the British Atlantic World, 1760-1800” (William and Mary Quarterly, July 2017). by Katherine Smoak When I started the research for the larger project from which my recent WMQ article is drawn—a history of the practices and politics of counterfeiting in the… Read More »

It started with a simple question

· August 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is from Tim Shannon, whose article “A ‘wicked commerce’: Consent, Coercion, and Kidnapping in Aberdeen’s Servant Trade” appears in the July 2017 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly