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About Us is the starting place to find information about the 18th century. Each link is hand picked by your editor. This site is about the long 18th century and will cover the period from approximately 1660 through 1840. It will have articles discussing the various aspects of the era. Provide the documents of the period and point out interesting and useful resources found on the Internet. This site is a part of Prairie Hearth Design's Historical Division.

Who Operates This Web site

Rick Brainard is an independent scholar and a past member of the American Historical Association. His main historical area of interest is 18th century history with a special emphasis on Colonial America. As a college student, he wrote several papers on the American Revolutionary war. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Emporia State University. 
From 1997 to 2000 Rick was the Guide to 18th Century History where he assisted students, teachers, writers and others in finding the information that they needed about this interesting period of time. 


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