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Annual Meeting: Presentation Tips and Tricks

Do You Want Your Audience at SHEAR to Give Its Full Attention to Your Paper? By Louise W. Knight (lwk@louisewknight.com) Some advice from the Early American Era: Quaker women ministers of the 1830s were experienced public speakers. Here is the advice one of them gave to Sarah Grimke: “There is something of a hurried appearance in thy manner. I… Read More

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Annual Meeting Update and Information

A message from the SHEAR National Conference Coordinator, Robyn Lily Davis: Dear SHEARites, Less than 2 days until our 40th annual meeting opens in Cleveland and I have a few updates and reminders to share with you.   REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is now closed. You may register on-site but please remember that we can accept only cash or checks, no… Read More

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In Memoriam: Remembering and Celebrating Colleagues at the SHEAR

An announcement from Daniel Mandell on behalf of the SHEAR Anti-Temperance League: You may have heard of the SHEAR Anti-Temperance League, which was begun years ago by the esteemed Horace Mann and continues its tradition of meeting one evening during the annual meeting at a local tavern.  This year in Cleveland the League will begin at its gathering a new tradition,… Read More

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Annual Meeting Update and Information

A Message From Our SHEAR National Conference Coordinator, Robyn Davis: Dear SHEARites, Only three weeks until we meet in Cleveland for our 40th annual conference! If you have pre-registered, thank you. If you haven’t, please pre-register today by clicking here. Pre-registration closes next week on 5 July, so if you miss the window you will have to register… Read More

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A New Look at Old Hickory

In June 1820, several dozen legislators gathered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, then the state capital, for an emergency session. Their goal was “Relief”: legislative action to protect Tennessee households from economic crisis. The previous year, as the Panic of 1819 first hit, these same representatives had passed a law to prevent creditors from suing debtors. Now they wanted to charter… Read More

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