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Commodities and Agents in the History of Slavery

This contribution to the forum comes from Justin Leroy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UC-Davis. Prior to joining UC Davis in 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow in global American studies at Harvard University. 859 more words

Slavery

The Global and the Hemispheric

In their introduction to Slavery’s Capitalism, Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman write that the accumulation of scholarship about early American economic development necessitates “a fundamental rethinking of American history itself” (2). 651 more words

Slavery

The Strange Death(?) of Political History

Historians are back in the news, this time not as a scolds (“this bit of history in popular culture isn’t historical enough”) but as Cassandras. Recently Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood, writing under the… 1,628 more words

American Revolution

Gunpowder plots - playing with ideas

When researching I always look for ways into a story –  the hook, the idea, the character that makes you want to tell the tale… This will be the trigger for plot and story-line; mine came with the rediscovery of the concept of priest holes in connection with research into the whys and wherefores of the gunpowder plot… Specifically it came with discovering that a Jesuit priest named Nick Owen had been responsible for building many of the  253 more words

Historical Fiction

Q and A: the Gunpowder Plot

I am always astonished at how just a little research can open up so many possibilities for fictional weaving:

The BBC’s  What if the gunpowder plot had succeeded… 415 more words

Teaching

Guest Post: It’s Pronounced “Woo-ster”: The OIEAHC's 22nd Annual Conference Recap

Andrew Johnson (@dajohnsonii) is a doctoral candidate in history at Rice University. His work explores the social and cultural intersections stemming from the trades in captive peoples, both Native American and trans-Atlantic, who happened to find themselves in colonial South Carolina and situates enslaved Native Americans in the more-studied development of slavery in the colony. 919 more words

Historiography