Early American Places at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic annual meeting

June 17th, 2014 by EAPeditors | Permalink

SHEAR annual meeting

The annual meeting for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will take place in Philadelphia, PA, July 17-20. EAP participating presses will be in attendance and titles in the series will be exhibited at the University of Georgia Press booth. Please stop by and say hello.

EAP at OAH in Atlanta, April 10-13

March 7th, 2014 by EAPeditors | Permalink

If you’re heading down to Atlanta for the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in April, be sure to stop by booth 227. This year we will have an entire booth devoted to the series, and all of the EAP titles that have been published so far will be available to review or purchase. Representatives from participating presses will be on hand to answer questions as well. You can also pick up a copy of the latest EAP catalog and find out more about how to submit to the series.

 

EAP at AHA

December 14th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

Editors from all four presses participating in the Early American Places series will be at the American Historical Association meeting in New Orleans.

If you’ll be at AHA and have a first book project in early American history that focuses on any of the following areas, please contact an EAP editor:

  • the southeastern colonies, the plantation economies of the Caribbean, and the Spanish borderlands (University of Georgia Press)
  • the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic colonies, and French and British Canada (New York University Press)
  • the old Northwest (Northern Illinois University Press)
  • the American far West (University of  Nebraska Press)

 

Interview with Robert Paulett about his new book, An Empire of Small Places

August 21st, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

Britain’s colonial empire in southeastern North America relied on the cultivation and maintenance of economic and political ties with the numerous powerful Indian confederacies of the region. Those ties in turn relied on British traders adapting to Indian ideas of landscape and power. In An Empire of Small Places, Robert Paulett examines this interaction over the course of the eighteenth century, drawing attention to the ways that conceptions of space competed, overlapped, and changed. He encourages us to understand the early American South as a landscape made by interactions among American Indians, European Americans, and enslaved African American laborers.

This is the fourth video featuring EAP authors. In each video, the authors are asked three questions:

1) Why did you focus your research on this particular place/area/region?

2) Please tell us a little more about your book.

3) Is your study specific to your area or is it applicable to other places/area/regions?

Now available: ORDINARY LIVES IN THE EARLY CARIBBEAN and CREOLIZATION AND CONTRABAND

May 29th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

Kristen Block’s Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean and Linda Rupert’s Creolization and Contraband are now available in the Early American Places series. Karen Kupperman calls Ordinary Lives “must reading for everyone interested in the early modern Atlantic,” and Philip Morgan says Creolization and Contraband “makes for a fascinating study of colonial agency.” Find out more at the links.

Interview with Kenneth H. Wheeler about his book, Cultivating Regionalism

April 5th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

In Cultivating Regionalism, Kenneth H. Wheeler revises our understanding of the nineteenth-century American Midwest by reconsidering an institution that was pivotal in its making — the small college. During the antebellum decades, Americans built a remarkable number of colleges in the Midwest that would help cultivate their regional identity. Through higher education, the values of people living north and west of the Ohio River formed the basis of a new Midwestern culture.

This is the third video featuring EAP authors. In each video, the authors are asked three questions:

1) Why did you focus your research on this particular place/area/region?

2) Please tell us a little more about your book.

3) Is your study specific to your area or is it applicable to other places/area/regions?

Early American Places on Facebook

April 4th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

Early American Places now has a Facebook page. Please check us out, “like” us, and recommend us to friends!

Interview with Michele Reid-Vazquez about her book, The Year of the Lash

March 13th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

The Year of the Lash reveals the untold story of the strategies of negotiation used by free blacks in the aftermath of the “Year of the Lash”—a wave of repression in Cuba during the mid-1800s that had great implications for the Atlantic World for two decades. Drawing on archival material from Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and the United States, Michele Reid-Vazquez provides a critical window into understanding how free people of color challenged colonial policies of terror and pursued justice on their own terms using formal and extralegal methods.

This is the second video featuring EAP authors. In each video, the authors are asked three questions:

1) Why did you focus your research on this particular place/area/region?

2) Please tell us a little more about your book.

3) Is your study specific to your area or is it applicable to other places/area/regions?

Interview with Diane Mutti Burke about her book, On Slavery’s Border

February 28th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

On Slavery’s Border is a bottom-up examination of how slavery and slaveholding were influenced by both the geography and the scale of the slaveholding enterprise. Diane Mutti Burke focuses on the Missouri counties located along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to investigate small-scale slavery at the level of the household and neighborhood.

This interview with Diane Mutti Burke is the first in a series of videos with EAP authors. In each video, the authors are asked three questions:

1) Why did you focus your research on this particular place/area/region?

2) Please tell us a little more about your book.

3) Is your study specific to your area or is it applicable to other places/area/regions?

Stay tuned for our next video which will feature Michele Reid-Vazquez talking about her book, The Year of the Lash.

AHA wrap-up

January 11th, 2012 by EAPeditors | Permalink

Thanks to everyone who came out for the EAP reception at the American Historical Association meeting in Chicago. The editors look forward to seeing folks again at OAH this spring.

Diane Mutti Burke, author of ON SLAVERY’S BORDER, and Robert Paulett, author of the forthcoming AN EMPIRE OF SMALL PLACES.

 

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"The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people's lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship."

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