I am currently assembling a panel for the 2011 OAH (Houston, TX, March 17-20, 2011) that will address the conference theme, "Americans Divided and United: Multiple and Shifting Solidarities," by examining the alliances and enmities that characterized North American borderlands in the long nineteenth century. This subject invites a broad range of papers about how different Americans cooperated in new ways to survive in the borderlands, as well as how they mobilized those alliances to wrest land and power from indigenous or competing colonial inhabitants. In the political and social upheaval of frontier zones, how did Anglo, Native, African, and/or Hispanic Americans forge ties with racial others they had once denigrated, or find themselves forsaking former allies for new ones? How did men and women find themselves in solidarity or divided along gender lines? Tentative Panel title: “Frontier Factions: 19th Century North American Borderlands.” Please submit your 250-word abstract and 500-word biographical sketch by February 1, 2010, to Laurel Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel A. Clark, Ph.D.
University of Hartford
Dept. of History, College of A & S
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-768-4332 Email: email@example.com
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