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A New Nation

A New Nation draws students into the history of the United States in its earliest years—from 1783-1830. The story of the founding years of the United States is often told from the perspective of the elite political leaders who crafted the country’s founding documents. While these individuals played major roles in the early history of the United States, the contributions and experiences of other important groups and individuals are often overlooked.

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Emily Owens

Assistant professor of history at Brown University

Emily A. Owens is an assistant professor of history at Brown University and a faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.

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