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Blogging Early America

Feeds from popular blogs selected by Katy Telling, Ph.D. candidate at William & Mary.


Uncommon Sense -- The Blog

The official blog of the Omohundro Institute


Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of the 2023 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions.


Black Perspectives

Black Perspectives is the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS).


Newport Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted history-based institution that supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history.



A bit less formal than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Commonplace speaks—and listens—to just about anyone interested in American history before 1900.


Past Is Present

This blog provides a virtual platform to highlight AAS’s antiquarian treasures (and oddities) as well as to share helpful resources, programs, and events.


First Draft

The Historic New Orleans Collection gathers, researches, and shares artifacts from New Orleans’ many stories, weaving together the people, places, and events that connect us to the city.


Borealia: Early Canada

Borealia (bor-ee-al-ya) is an academic group blog on early Canadian history, featuring writing by regular, occasional, and guest contributors.


The Octo Archive

List of sites that have been featured on The Octo