Pre-Conference Highlights for #SHEAR13

The Junto is pleased to announce that we will be cross-posting some of the pre-conference highlights for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s (SHEAR’s) upcoming July conference in Saint Louis.

All highlights are courtesy of Aaron M. Brunmeier, a PhD student at Loyola University Chicago.

Enjoy the sneak-peaks, and get excited for the conference!

From unwanted and stolen goods to the production of razorblades, the history of consumer goods can tell us a lot about how Americans in the early republic viewed and experienced capitalist forces within the emerging market economy. Be sure to check out “Crappy Stuff, Stolen Goods, and Cutthroat Razors: Consumer Good Lifecycles and New Narratives of Capitalism” (Panel No. 4) at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21). Panelists include Wendy A. Woloson, Robert J. Gamble, and Sean Trainor.

The conference begins July 18 and goes to the 21st. You can also read this write-up over at the SHEAR Facebook page.

Aaron M. Brunmeier is a second year PhD student studying early American and Atlantic world history at Loyola University Chicago. Aaron’s research focuses on the public sphere in revolutionary New York, paying particular attention to the multivalent ways in which Americans fought over access to space, both discursive and physical. He also has broader interests in print culture, gender history, and digital history. Aaron is currently finishing up his role as the new media assistant for Common-place Journal and will now be working on an AHRC funded project on Atlantic world library history.


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