BrANCH 2012: Rethinking Honour and Community in the Antebellum South

Saturday's opening session was "Rethinking Honour and Community in the Antebellum South: A Roundtable," chaired by Christopher Olsen and including panelists David Brown, Catherine Clinton, Steven Deyle, Becky Fraser, Lorri Glover, and Emily West. Olsen's introductory remarks focused mostly on Bert Wyatt-Brown and his influence on the field. David Brown was first up. He provided the historical context for the …

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Summer 2012 Research

My summer research agenda for 2012 was a bit different from the last two years I've written about here (2010) and here (2011). I sent off the Jackson manuscript to LSU Press right after the semester ended in May, so there wasn't anything to do in that regard. (I did start working on a skeleton …

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Slavery, Kinship, and the 1828 Presidential Campaign

As I did for this past summer's SHEAR conference, I am posting for advance reading a .pdf of my paper, entitled "Slavery, Kinship, and Andrew Jackson's Presidential Campaign of 1828," for the upcoming Southern Historical Association meeting. It is part of the session, "New Perspectives on the Jacksonian South," scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from …

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Andrew Jackson’s Advice About Masculinity to His Male Wards

I'm looking forward to presenting at next week's Society for Historians of the Early Republic (SHEAR) meeting in Philadelphia, a conference, by the way, that does not suffer from many of these problems. I'll do my best to blog and tweet during the conference, in between attending panels and losing money to Jim Broussard and …

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Teasing My Research

No, not the kindergarten brand of teasing. I'm excited about presenting some of my Jackson research at this summer's SHEAR and this fall's Southern. At this year's SHEAR, which meets in Philadelphia, I'll be presenting a paper entitled, "Masculinity and Familial Relations in the Early Republic South: A Study of Andrew Jackson’s Advice to His …

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