Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Established: 1977. Affiliate since May 1983. Membership: 1,200. Annual dues: $30-70 individual; $120 institution.

Statement of Purpose: The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) is an association of scholars dedicated to exploring the events and the meaning of United States history between 1776 and 1861. SHEAR’s mission is to foster the study of the early republican period among professional historians, students, and the general public. It upholds the highest intellectual standards of the historical profession and encourages the broad diffusion of historical insights through all appropriate channels, including schools, museums, libraries, electronic media, public programming, archives, and publications.

Annual Meeting: July

Publication: Journal of the Early American Republic, quarterly