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SHEAR 2021

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I acquire books in history and the social sciences, with a special focus on American history and politics across five centuries. I also oversee series on Early Modern German and on Southern African history and my portfolio includes academic and trade books on the history and culture of Virginia. As a transnational historian by training, I am excited about manuscripts that put historical developments in broad temporal and geographic contexts and particularly welcome examinations of Americans’ experiences and legacies abroad.

I earned my B.A. in history from Shepherd University in West Virginia and then an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining UVA Press in 2019, I worked at the University of Wisconsin Press and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.


This month, right in time for SHEAR, UVA Press is proud to release Ireland and America: Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty, edited by Patrick Griffin and Francis D. Cogliano, and featuring contributions by Rachel Banke, T. H. Breen, Trevor Burnard, Nicholas Canny, Christa Dierksheide, Matthew P. Dziennik, S. Max Edelson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Eliga Gould, Robert G. Ingram, Peter S. Onuf, Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Jessica Choppin Roney, and Gordon S. Wood.

To celebrate the release of this volume, Frank Cogliano here answers a few questions that provide a glimpse behind the curtain on how this volume came to be, its main lessons, and what’s next for... More

In the middle of July, 1776, the garrison at Fort Ticonderoga gathered together to listen as the post commander read the text of the Declaration of Independence aloud. According to one observer, the troops rejoiced, saying “Now we are a people!” But what did that mean? Who were “the American people” and what were they supposed to do next?

To commemorate the anniversary of American independence, the series editors of Jeffersonian AmericaCharlene Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, and Robert Parkinson—have selected five outstanding books on the American Revolution that explore different facets of the problems American independence created.... More