Day Log 9-2-09

  • Wrote my abstract for a paper proposal for the Omohundro conference next June in Oxford. The proposed paper title is THE DREAMERS: ELITE NEWCOMERS AND AMERICAN IDENTITY IN NEW ORLEANS, 1800-1820, and I will post the abstract here as a blog entry. The other papers on the proposed panel are Wayne Bodle’s paper on Charles Wollstonecraft–Wayne actually discovered me through this very blog–and John O’Keefe (a George Washington U grad student) writing on “non-European migrants in the early American republic.”
  • Did Livingston database transcriptions for the John B. Prevost correspondence, about 4 pages worth, and
  • Did a bit of extra background research and note taking re: Prevost, an obscure but very key figure who looks to figure prominently in both my HNOC and Omohundro papers.