Taylor reveals that, during the War of , enslaved persons badly hindered Virginia's defensive campaign by running away from and otherwise resisting their slave owners. Taylor's book compels readers to reconsider Jeffersonian democracy, which promoted the equality of white men, but which strengthened the institution of plantation slavery.
How did you become the Executive Editor of the Journal of American History, and what do you hope to bring to the role? This opportunity permitted me to observe the daily operations of the Journal and to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges it has faced as a longtime print publication transitioning to digital platforms.
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It also allowed me to develop strong working relationships with the Journal's staff. My service on the editorial board prepared me, as well as any professional experience possibly could have, for my interview and campus visit. In recent years, the Journal has developed several new outlets for digital publication. My foremost task as editor shall be to oversee the ongoing integration of these publications and to prepare them collectively for an uncertain digital future. The Journal must be flexible enough, as a publication, to withstand rapid technological development but it must also be stable enough, as an archive, to endure for future generations of readers.
Of course, it must also sustain the scholarly excellence that has earned its reputation as the flagship journal of our field. The Journal serves a broad audience, comprised not only of history students and professionals, but also of general readers.
Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors
To do the most good, it must publish those articles and reviews that are most useful to the present. You are not the only Brandeisian to have been appointed to a major role at the Organization of American Historians; Nancy F.
Cott, PhD was named president earlier this year. Another recent accomplishment for our History department was a study which regarded the PhD program to be among the most prestigious in the country based on the number of publications by its graduates. What is it about the History program at Brandeis that leads to such consistently successful outcomes? Several factors contribute to the success of Brandeis's graduate history alumni. The most significant of these are the Irving and Rose Crown Fellowships, which allow graduate students to pursue their education as researchers and teachers under comparatively modest financial constraints.
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CLOTHED IN ROBES OF SOVEREIGNTY: THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS AND THE PEOPLE OUT OF DOORS
Sign in via your Institution. Sign in with your library card. Search within Abstract and Keywords Historians of the American Revolution have long argued that American colonists were late and reluctant to sever ties with Britain.
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Commonly bearing royal coats of arms, the likenesses of monarchs, or emblems of peoples, seals also gave potent, iconographic expression to nations. At the moment of independence, Congress perceived an opportunity.
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If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis In , when the Continental Congress declared independence, formally severing relations with Great Britain, it immediately began to fashion new objects and ceremonies of state with which to proclaim the sovereignty of the infant republic. In this marvelous social and cultural history of the Continental Congress, Benjamin H.
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