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New lecturers in 2022


Congratulations to the U. S. historians recently appointed to the Distinguished Lectureship Program by OAH President Erika Lee. The 2022 group of accomplished scholars offer expertise in U. S. history topics that include capitalism, immigration, labor, education, gender, early national history, race, public health, slavery, gender, Civil Rights, LGBTQ+, politics, the 1960’s, social movements, and the histories of Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, and more.

Meet the 2022 OAH Distinguished Lecturer appointees!


We couldn’t have had a better Presidents’ Day lecture. Thanks again for all your help.

Allison Graves, Phi Alpha Theta - Oakland University

Featured Lecturer

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Rosemarie Zagarri

University Professor and professor of history at George Mason University, Rosemarie Zagarri is the author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (2007), The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850 (1987), and A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (1995), and the editor of David Humphreys' "Life of General Washington" with George Washington's "Remarks" (1991). A past president of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, she has also served as a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. She has appeared as an...
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Featured Lecture

How Women Won and Lost the Vote in the Early Republic

This presentation explores a little-known episode in early American history when women were allowed to vote in New Jersey from 1776 to 1807. The talk explains the origins of female suffrage during the American Revolution; discusses how, when, and why women voted; and explains why women lost the vote in 1807. It also places the episode within the larger trajectory of women's suffrage extending into the 1840s, the post-Civil War era, and the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920.

"It is less surprising that women in New Jersey lost the vote in 1807 than that they were allowed to vote at all."