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Can historians make archival discoveries?

· May 18th, 2022 · No Comments

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 »

From Archive to Article

· February 16th, 2022 · No Comments

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 »

Down the Rabbit Hole with Sigenauk

· December 13th, 2021 · No Comments

By John William Nelson John William Nelson (Texas Tech University) is the author of “Sigenauk’s War of Independence: Anishinaabe Resurgence and the Making of Indigenous Authority in the Borderlands of Revolution” in the October 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. I did not set out to write a history of an obscure Anishinaabe… Read More »

Colleagues, a word! (or two…)

· December 1st, 2021 · 1 Comment

by Kathryn M. de Luna Kathryn M. de Luna is the author of “Sounding the African Atlantic” in the October 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. I had wanted to write an article like this one, applying early (pre-Atlantic-era) Africanists’ methods to Atlantic contexts since grad school. But, if I’m honest, I was… Read More »

Ongoing Native Power and Precarious Anglo-American Empires

· August 19th, 2021 · No Comments

By Elspeth Martini Elspeth Martini is the author of “VISITING INDIANS,” NURSING FATHERS, AND ANGLO-AMERICAN EMPIRES IN THE POST–WAR OF 1812 WESTERN GREAT LAKES” in the July 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. If Native nations controlled the vast majority of North America above the Rio Grande at the end of the eighteenth… Read More »