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The Octo

Blogging Early America

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

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

By Nadine Zimmerli Two years ago, I polled my colleagues at the OI about their summer reading habits and gathered book recommendations. In the wake of that blog post, I raced to pick up Kathy Burdette’s suggestion, David Sax's The Revenge of Analog, and have found myself recommending it ever since. I even sent a paperback copy to a friend in Germany![1] Turns out my fellow OI editors have great taste in reading material, so this summer, I asked my colleagues in Team Books to share how they pick their

Not Even Past

Among the most important and most troubling occurrences that historians research are slavery and the slave trade.  According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic to North and South America to be forced into slavery.  As many as 2 millio...

Blogging Blackbeard

I am Natash’ja Hunter, a native of Enfield, NC and a rising senior at Fayetteville State University. This summer I have the pleasure of serving as an intern at the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (NCR) Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservati...

Journal of the American Revolution

Close the window. No, leave the window open. Cold night air can be toxic to one’s health. No, what’s truly toxic is stifled, fetid... The post Strange Bedfellows: Adams and Franklin as Diplomatic Duo appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution....

Georgian Papers Programme

We are delighted to announce the award of the King’s Summer Fellowships in the Georgian Papers Programme for 2019, who emerged from a very strong field of applications. The 2019 fellows take the number of researchers who have held a fellowship of some kind with the Programme over 50 (for a ful...

Borealia: Early Canada

Anne Marie Lane Jonah [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton Regional Museum, the York Sunbury Historical Society...

Black Perspectives

The church has traditionally been a fundamental part of African American life, a space which could provide stability, strength, and...

The Junto

Liz Covart is the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Creator and Host of Ben Franklin’s World, an award-winning podcast about early American history. On June 29 and 30, the oldest rivalry in American sports will play out in London Stadium as the New York Yankees […]...