The gap between academic and popular understandings of early American topics is an enduring challenge for early Americanists. In the case of Thanksgiving, that gap is widening.
This project narrates the Colored Conventions Project’s work to transcribe, catalogue, and visualize the minutes of the nineteenth-century Colored Conventions.
Working with publishers, libraries, and archives, digital humanities projects can work to liberate African American history.
The minutes of Colored Conventions constitute one of the most important bodies of primary sources in African American history. The […]
The CCP is committed to making available historical Black activism because it speaks to issues that occupy today’s movements, today’s concerns, today’s changing same.
Tracing the intellectual and economic connections between Black women, Black data and colored conventions in the antebellum era.
Freedom occupies a permanent place in our national consciousness.
Jodi Schorb extends and revises the historiography of literacy, punishment, and incarceration during the long eighteenth century in British North America and the early United States.
Nelson’s driving argument is that the “fear of legislative tyranny” that animated royalists in the 1640s and 1650s also shaped the constitutional thought of an influential group he labels “patriot royalists.”
Considering figures as diverse as Bach, Jefferson, Beethoven, and Frederick Douglass, Catherine Jones explores the interaction of two major art forms over the course of a century.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, over 350 historians collaborated to produce The American Yawp, a free online, collaboratively built American history textbook.
Nineteenth-century viewers were just as likely to envision war through the more personalized lens of the family album as through the battlefield.
On a frigid Boston night in January 1774, a crowd of American colonials tarred and feathered a hated customs official.
Ask the Author invites a group of distinguished scholars of Revolutionary America to participate in a forum on the continuing importance of The Stamp Act Crisis.
Stories of Native Presence and Survivance in Commemoration of the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre
Evocations of Survivance: Native Storiers in Word and Image in Remembrance of Sand Creek