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Feeds from popular blogs selected by Katy Telling, Ph.D. candidate at William & Mary, and Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Our interest in commemorating the 250th anniversary of American independence involves a significant look backwards at the American past—and at some of the classics that the OI has published on Revolutionary America. This month, we feature Linda Kerber’s Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America, which first appeared in 1980. One of a group of pathbreaking books researched in the 1970s and published in the early 1980s, Women of the Republic has introduced generations t

Baltimore Histories Weekly

BHW 17: May 27, 2023 “Sadness, shock, anger.” These are the words Black Baltimorean Kenny Dennis used to describe his response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [1] Dennis was a high school student at the time. This article is the second part of a four-part series on “Revisiti...

American Philosophical Society

Spring at the APS means many things. Some of my favorite spring happenings, though, are the exhibition opening and the return of the Museum Guide team. So, when you visit the newest exhibition, Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science, be sure to say hello to the team or even ask the...

First Draft

Today, one can spend virtually every moment with a soundtrack of recorded music. In addition to personal music libraries, consumers have access to algorithm-fed playlists to match every conceivable...

Age of Revolutions

By Sibylle Fourcaud This article is part of our series entitled “Exiled: Identity and Identification,” which explores the semantic evolution of exile and the lived experiences of people seeking refuge across the Atlantic World during the long nineteenth century. It was presented original...


Who was that traveler? And what did she signify to the poet? The post Phillis Wheatley’s “Mrs. W—”: Identifying the Woman Who Inspired “Ode to Neptune” appeared first on Commonplace....

Black Perspectives

This post is part of our online roundtable on Kaysha Corinealdi’s Panama in Black. Every October since 1995, Panamanians in Brooklyn...