Change and Continuity

by Catherine E. Kelly Historians are notorious for sussing out the relationship between change and continuity, trying to gauge which is predominant at any given moment. In fact, both are typically in play. Certainly, that’s the case with new transitions for the OI’s staff.  From one perspective, we have change, and an awful lot of it: my move into… Read More

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Situating a Forum in the WMQ

By Eliga Gould and Rosemarie Zagarri Eliga Gould and Rosemarie Zagarri convened the forum “Situating the United States in Vast Early America” in the April 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. When Martha Howard invited us to write a piece about our recent forum, “Situating the United States in Vast Early America,” saying yes was easy. … Read More

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Digital History Publishing and You. Yes You.

The OI reader is a powerful tool for doing the sort of work that early Americanists do. Why not think about taking it for a spin? Read More

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Science for the History of Science: An Imperfect Tool

By Whitney Barlow Robles If given the option to expand my already-lengthy article, “The Rattlesnake and the Hibernaculum,” which appeared in the January 2021 William & Mary Quarterly—well, I would probably decline for fear of losing my reader in its serpentine folds. If forced to expand my essay, on the other hand, I would have… Read More

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