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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

Nick Popper, BRE

· July 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post comes from Nick Popper, new Book Review Editor at the William and Mary Quarterly.  By Nick Popper The first reviewers of William Robertson’s landmark 1777 History of America tended towards rapturous praise. In June of that year, a review appeared in both the Scots Magazine and the Monthly Review exclaiming that “From the close… Read More »

Transitions at the OI: Au Revoir, Brett

· June 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Today is the end of our fiscal year, as anyone who has been getting and reading our encouragement to make a gift to the OI Associates knows. For non-profits, that end of the fiscal year is an important moment to take stock of our resources and to make firmer commitments for the coming year. We… Read More »

Finding Elizabeth Hooton’s story

· February 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Today’s post is by Adrian Chastain Weimer, author of “Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay” in the January 2017 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly.