annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will be held on July 20-23, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program is now available online. Sessions of particular interest include:
Session 15: "Transnational Speculation and State Formation in Revolutionary America"More information, including a link to online registration, can be found on the SHEAR conference website; Twitter users can follow at #SHEAR17. Note that on-site registration will include $30 late fee.
Session 21: "Women, Gender, and Risk in the Development of Early American Capitalism"
Session 26: "Anxieties in Print: Commercial Uncertainty and Trust in the Revolutionary and Antebellum U.S."
Session 29: "Minimizing Risk: Life Insurance, Mutual Aid Associations, and Social Networks in Antebellum America"
Session 42: "Gender Politics of the Family Business"