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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
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Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
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Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
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Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
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Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
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J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
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La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Leviathan : A J. of Melville Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
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Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
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Early American Literature
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  • The 2016 Richard Beale Davis Prize
    • Abstract: It is with sincere pleasure that the prize committee awards the 2016 Richard Beale Davis Prize to Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, for her essay "Atlantic Aesthesis: Books and Sensus Communis in the New World." This essay considers the nature of aesthetic judgment, and finds in this familiar eighteenth-century subject a wholly new and startlingly fresh theory of the cultural processes and imperial contexts in which such judgment develops. Grounding its notion of the aesthetic in aesthesis—in sensory cultivation and embodied experience—Dillon's essay advances the claim that "the aesthetic is never wholly distinct from aesthesis—from the process by which sensation becomes a site of shared meaning and, conversely, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Such a Murmur": Innovation, Rebellion, and Sovereignty in William
           Strachey's "True Reportory"
    • Abstract: On July 28, 1609, the English flagship Sea Venture wrecked in Bermuda en route to Virginia, setting off a series of political emergencies.1 As the centerpiece of the Third Supply, the Virginia Company of London's most ambitious recent attempt to reinforce its major American holding, the ship had departed Plymouth, England, on June 2 at the head of an "unprecedentedly large" (Kupperman 247) fleet carrying personnel and provisions desperately needed by the struggling Jamestown settlement, established just two years earlier. Pioneering a more direct route to North America, the Sea Venture bore another significant cargo: Virginia's recently appointed first governor, Sir Thomas Gates, and the document that guaranteed ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading John Eliot's The Christian Commonwealth at Natick: An Origin Story
    • Abstract: In his 1659 The Christian Commonwealth, John Eliot claimed to have discovered "the most excellent Government that ever was in the World … sprung from heavenly wisdom commanded in Scripture" (x). He began work on this political treatise in the years following the execution of Charles I, in the midst of the political and social turmoil of the early Interregnum. While The Christian Commonwealth does respond to that turmoil, the system of government it describes was not simply theoretical. Eliot's "excellent government" was put into practice in 1651 at Natick, the first "praying town" established among converted Native Americans.1 Because of its explicit antimonarchical stance, the treatise was banned and burned ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Slave Evangelicalism, Shouting, and the Beginning of African American
           Writing
    • Abstract: By all considered estimations, including his own, New Light clergyman and evangelist Samuel Davies spearheaded the first lasting and successful crusade to teach slaves in the colonial American South, if not all of British North America, to read and write.1 The earliest resident Presbyterian minister in the Virginia Piedmont, Davies began making inroads in slave literacy in 1751 after procuring support from the London-based Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor, an evangelical tract society that lay dissenters founded in 1750 to distribute gratis Bibles, Testaments, spelling primers, and Isaac Watts's Songs for Children and Psalms and Hymns, among other texts. In a series of solicitation letters ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Carrying Home the Enemy: Smallpox and Revolution in American Love and
           Letters, 1775–76
    • Abstract: Philadelphia October 2nd 1775My Dear wife & familyI Can now with pleasure inform you that I have been Inoculated for the Small Pox and am almost Got well of it. I had it very favorable not above 20 Pock or thereabout tho I was Confined by the fever to the House 5 or 6 Days. … You need be under no fear of the Small Pox by this Letter Tho it would be very Safe to hold all my Letters over the Smoke a Little before you handle them much as the Small Pox is very frequent in the City. I am &c. Josiah Bartlett.Smallpox seemed to spread from the skin to the page in the late eighteenth century as Americans tried to read one another's bodies for evidence of the disease and wrote about its movement to friends, relations ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Royall Coach: Sketching the Nation
    • Abstract: In 1827, author Anne Royall encountered an unusually encouraging fellow passenger on a stagecoach ride from Schuylersville, New York, to Saratoga Springs. As was her usual practice, Royall was carrying with her a trunk full of books she had written, so that she could sell them to others she met on the road. When the other passenger discovered this fact, Royall writes, "this was enough for this generous man. 'Buy this lady's books,' said he, setting the example 'you'll never miss a dollar. Here give me a book,' handing the money, and of course the others … followed his example" (Black Book 1: 75). If the man seemed overly willing to trust the value of Royall's works, he soon revealed that he had, perhaps, another ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing Translations, Writing History: Colonial American Voices and the
           Problem of Verticality
    • Abstract: In 1763, the great Odawa (Anishinaabe) war leader Pontiac rose to begin his speech to an audience of Odawas, Potawatomis, and Hurons (Wyandots). He would tell them of the spiritual journey of the prophet Neolin and inspire them to make war on the British. The French had just lost the Seven Years' War to the British, but Pontiac urged his audience to continue the fight. In the version of the speech that survives, recorded by a contemporary French writer—probably soldier Robert Navarre—Pontiac explains near the start of the tale that "all Indians, as a general rule, put great faith in their dreams, and it is very hard to free them from this superstition, as this story proves" (79).1But something is wrong here. Why is ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Health (and the) Humanities in Early America
    • Abstract: A few months after I earned my PhD, I had coffee with a colleague who gave me some excellent career advice. "The medical humanities," he told me, "is not the digital humanities. You're going to have to tell people what it is." That was good advice in 2012, but, happily, it isn't very good advice today. In 2017, most people have heard of the medical humanities—or, the health humanities, a more capacious term quickly gaining ground—even if they're still not exactly sure what it means or what relevance it might hold for their own work.This remarkable uptick in popularity is no accident. Various forces have moved health to the center of our conversations. In recent years, national debates over vaccination, Planned ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • American Founding Narratives, Monarchy, and Republicanism: The Largely
           Unsought and Incomplete Democratic Revolution
    • Abstract: Few, I believe, outside the world of professional historians and a handful of various other academics would challenge that the consensus American founding narrative is one of oppressed colonists, of mostly British origin, who bravely and intentionally threw off, in a violent revolution, monarchical tyranny in their determined quest for more democratic forms of government (admittedly excepting women, indigenous peoples, and enslaved Africans). Yet at least three of the four books under review, from what might be described as above and below—that is, from the perspective of elites still well disposed to monarchy and from that of marginalized people at the bottom of the social hierarchy—do exactly this rather ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Resources for Early American Studies: Companion Texts, Part III
    • Abstract: In this third installment of "Resources," exceptionally attentive readers will notice a word missing from the section heading: teaching. Let me explain. A few months ago, my editorial assistants and I were sitting around a pile of recently published critical editions, faced with a familiar conundrum: did we emphasize these works' contribution to the scholar's lair or to the classroom' The answer, of course, is "both." But how capture that duality in a discipline wherein "critical edition" and "textbook" can seem so far apart' Finally, one of us—and I do not remember which—came up with a term we could all agree on: companion texts. So here you have it: six brief critical assessments of the very matter of our field ... Read More
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  • A Plea for Emigration by Mary Ann Shadd (review)
    • Abstract: Almost twenty years have elapsed since Richard Almonte's critical edition of Mary Ann Shadd Cary's A Plea for Emigration; or, Notes of Canada West (1998) made the work central to the study of nineteenth-century black Canadian studies. The new Broadview edition, produced under advisory editor Phanuel Antwi, will be celebrated for making the text readily available to a new generation of students and scholars.Shadd Cary's 1852 work, composed as its extended title states "for the information of colored emigrants," provides an overview of living and working conditions in Canada, covering a variety of social, economic, legal, and environmental matters of interest. Hardly impartial, Shadd Cary stages a reasoned argument ... Read More
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  • "The Best Read Naturalist": Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. by
           Michael P. Branch and Clinton Mohs (review)
    • Abstract: For too long, Ralph Waldo Emerson's place in the tradition of American nature writing has been largely restricted to one location: Nature, his first book, published in 1836. This restriction has reinforced the lingering doubt that Emerson's transcendentalism was appropriate for the increasingly material interests and scientific concepts of environmental scholarship, now known as ecocriticism. Emerson declares in Nature, "the whole of nature is a metaphor of the mind," a line that has given ecocritics a metaphorically allergic reaction (87).But the problem, as Michael P. Branch and Clinton Mohs argue persuasively in their introduction to "The Best Read Naturalist", is that this conception of Emerson's work and ... Read More
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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass eds. by John R. McKivigan,
           Peter P. Hinks, and Heather L. Kaufman (review)
    • Abstract: In Charles Arthur Wells, Jr.'s striking 1972 portrait of Frederick Douglass, which graces the cover of Yale University Press's new edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass's face is rendered in detailed pen and ink drawing overlaid with washes of sepia and watercolor, while his hair and clothing are merely suggested with minimal sketching. This dissipation of energy as the drawing moves outward from Douglass's facial features echoes the original frontispiece portrait of Douglass in the first edition of his Narrative (1845), in which Douglass's body seems to vanish as the eye travels down the image, away from his head. However, the Douglass in Wells's portrait is the elder ... Read More
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  • Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818–1823
           ed. by Theresa Strouth Gaul (review)
    • Abstract: Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818–1823 offers to Americanists and Native Americanists alike a versatile collection of perhaps the earliest published Native American woman author in the United States. Until Theresa Strouth Gaul gathered and recontextualized Catharine Brown's (Cherokee) letters and diary alongside other nineteenth-century representations of Brown in Cherokee Sister, scholars had remembered Brown largely through an 1825 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions publication, Memoir of Catharine Brown, a Christian Indian of the Cherokee Nation (1825). As its title suggests, Memoir narrates Brown as unilaterally assimilated into white Protestantism and celebrates ... Read More
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  • Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (review)
    • Abstract: In this season of political unrest, the arrival of Bob Pepperman Taylor's teaching edition of Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" couldn't be better timed. Thoreau's masterwork of civil resistance has never been easy to teach: though it acquired world fame in the twentieth century, it is deeply embedded in the historical moment of the United States in the 1840s—even in the specific positions and personalities of his Concord friends and neighbors, to whom it was originally delivered as a lecture. The very title is problematic: published in 1849 as "Resistance to Civil Government" (a shrewd inversion of William Paley's argument on the duty of submission to civil government), the essay was reprinted ... Read More
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  • Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic
           World by Zara Anishanslin (review)
    • Abstract: This is an impressive, meticulously detailed narrative of the "imperial power" of silk designing, weaving, and consumption. Zara Anishanslin divides it into four major parts based on the narratives of the silk designer, the master weaver, the silk wearer in the United States, and finally, the painter who captured her in her luxurious silk. Then Anishanslin documents the history of these figures before she analyzes the social and historical context in which each worked and lived. (Her images include some amazing documents of eighteenth-century life—from the watercolors of silk design to the pictures of the banyan and of the painter Robert Feke's other portraits.) This book begins with the wide-ranging London silk ... Read More
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  • Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf
           (review)
    • Abstract: Slavery's Exiles examines the understudied subject of marronage in the territories that would form the United States of America. While Herbert Aptheker set out the project of documenting maroon activities decades ago in his "Maroons within the Present Limits of the United States" (1939), detailing and analyzing runaway activities gained greater momentum among scholars of Latin America and the Caribbean. While some notable studies of North American marooning have emerged, scholarly neglect has left ample space for Diouf to create a work of wide breadth and notable detail.One reason that marronage north of the Rio Grande has received less emphasis in both the study of enslaved peoples in the Americas and in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders' Case for an Activist
           Government by Steve Pincus (review)
    • Abstract: It is a pleasure to find a compact historical monograph in a fluid, clear, and engaging style by a writer who shows mastery of the art of narration. But it is a boon when such a work also sheds new light on well-studied events, making us rethink the relevance of the past to contemporary political debates. Steve Pincus's study of the Declaration of Independence is such a work.The well-crafted title of the work that plays on the two meanings of heart ("the inner core of a thing" and "the organ of love or sympathy") expresses its thesis. Today reverence for the American founders is more common among conservatives than left-leaning liberals who tend to look askance at the founders with, at best, ambivalent eyes; ... Read More
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  • John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy by Luke Mayville, and: John
           Adams's Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many by Richard Alan Ryerson
           (review)
    • Abstract: Political thought and argument define a key genre of American literature during the life of John Adams (1735–1826). The two fine books under review assist readers in transcending the time separating Adams from us, and in making his political thought accessible and worthy of study.Students of political thought adopt one of two approaches, as different as matter and antimatter. The first, associated with Leo Strauss, sees political thought as an unchanging argument going back to Plato and Aristotle and extending to our time. The second, associated with Quentin Skinner and J. G. A. Pocock and dubbed "the Cambridge school," emphasizes historical context—framing a political theorist's work in the contexts of its time ... Read More
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  • Beautiful Deceptions: European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and
           Illusionist Art by Philipp Schweighauser (review)
    • Abstract: Misinterpretation and outright deception often fuel narratives, from gothic novels to contemporary sitcoms. In early American literature, Charles Brockden Brown's plot in Wieland (1798) hinges on ventriloquism, an act of deception that tests the characters' abilities to interpret the world around them. Philipp Schweighauser's book Beautiful Deceptions: European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art examines the rise of autonomous art in the period of the early Republic, a time when authors and artists employed deception both within and through their art, as Schweighauser argues.Schweighauser's introduction distinguishes between definitions of art and arts, which referenced practical pursuits in ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Sacred Violence in Early America by Susan Juster (review)
    • Abstract: In Sacred Violence in Early America, Susan Juster sets out to elucidate the "logic" of such violence by analyzing "Protestant rhetoric" in "four arenas of discourse" (243, 244). In writing about each of those arenas she aims to identify continuities and discontinuities with early modern Europe. Specifically, she intends to illustrate the manner in which certain "discursive paradigms" were given new life in America. She argues that those paradigms often were altered in response to the challenges of the early American environment, but that all the while they retained a certain power and force that had animated them in Europe. Equally important to her discussion is the claim that by appreciating the "persistence of ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Women in Early America by Thomas A. Foster (review)
    • Abstract: Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, makes the case for the importance of and necessity for scholarship on women. While some readers may question the exigency necessitating a collection solely on women, Carol Berkin in her foreword and Foster in his introduction clarify the need for such scholarship. Berkin reviews the scholarly strides taken since the 1970s to recover and restore women to the larger historical conversation. Even with the impressive inroads that many women's studies scholars made in the twentieth century, and even with today's focus on the intersections of gender, race, class, and region, Berkin asserts that men are still portrayed and accepted as the universal historical subject. ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by
           Catherine E. Kelly (review)
    • Abstract: In Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America, Catherine E. Kelly traces the emergence of a distinctively republican—yet paradoxically transatlantic and Anglo-American—culture in the United States in the first few decades following independence, which she dubs "the republic of taste" (5). "Taste," Kelly argues, "accommodated social aspiration and encouraged political debate," as well as suggesting "the possibility of affinity grounded in a shared national identity" (5). She further contends that this intersection between politics, visuals, and text was a nonpartisan political aesthetic that "extended across the early national political spectrum" and served to translate "aesthetic ideals ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in
           Colonial Mexico by Stephanie Kirk (review)
    • Abstract: How do you contextualize a phoenix' What is her community' Who are her peers' When the phoenix is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, "Fenix de Mexico, Decima Musa, Poestisa Americana," as she was called on the title page of Fama, y obras posthumas (1700), gender, religion, empire, and nation all suggest important contexts and communities. In Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico, Stephanie Kirk contextualizes Sor Juana's life and works through an examination of the practices of elite men with particular attention to "a dialectical productive/destructive anxious masculinity" (4). In doing so, she enriches our understanding of what Stephanie Merrim calls "the Tenth Muse trap" to ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine by David S.
           Shields (review)
    • Abstract: Southern Provisions is the closest thing to a food studies manifesto that readers will find written in the last decade. In this book, David Shields urges collaboration between scholars, chefs, and farmers, and argues that activists can neither study nor revive southern cuisine without knowing what varieties of flora and fauna people ate in the past—or how those provisions tasted. This broad exploration of the "age of experiment in American agriculture" from 1820 to 1885 delineates the cooking, then the selling, and finally the planting and rearing of southern meat and vegetables (277). Homing in on New Orleans, the Chesapeake, and the Low-country—"that region of the south Atlantic coast of North America that ranges ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania by Patrick
           Spero (review)
    • Abstract: Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania takes a fraught term and redefines and contextualizes it in ways that illuminate its importance as the British American colonies transformed into an independent nation. The frontier, Patrick Spero writes, "was a politically potent word in the eighteenth century," and, using the colony of Pennsylvania as a case study, Frontier Country examines how the complexities of "governing frontiers was … essential to the success or failure of colonial projects" (7, 8). By carefully reexamining this term and the role it played in American political discourse, print and popular culture, and day-to-day lived experience during the late seventeenth and eighteenth ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America by
           Karoline P. Cook (review)
    • Abstract: This book has been very much needed. As Karoline P. Cook points out, scholarly studies on the Moriscos in English have been limited, and even more so in regard to Moriscos in the New World. Cook observes that there has been a vast amount of research on the conversos in America, but very little on the Moriscos, excepting works by Louis Cardaillac, Miguel de Epalza, and her own published articles. With this book, the need for a study of the Moriscos' arrival and conditions in American begins to be filled. The subject is vast, the archive is extensive, and the opportunity for scholars to continue what Cook has so ably started should be attractive.The book focuses on the Moriscos from the sixteenth century, when the ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
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  • Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act ed. by
           Zachary McLeod Hutchins (review)
    • Abstract: Did the Stamp Act crisis represent a new beginning for Britain's North American colonies, one that inevitably led to an independent American nation' Or should scholars situate that crisis within a larger story of British imperial and national identity in the eighteenth century, seeing it as the conclusion of the Seven Years' War' A new volume edited by Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act, engages with those questions. Published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act crisis (1765–66), the eight essays in the volume challenge one of the key arguments advanced by Edmund S. and Helen M. Morgan in their monograph The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier by
           Gregory Evans Dowd, and: Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and
           
    • Abstract: These two books tackle the problem of communication in the worlds of early North America. Each sheds light on the complexities of these processes, even as it engages the historicity of such processes with less success. Such an errand into the wilderness could hardly be timelier in the post-Trump era of fake news sites, Facebook echo chambers, and a heightened awareness of media manipulation as a tool of power. It is unfortunate, therefore, that each book stumbles in its attempt to deliver on its promising conception.Gregory Evans Dowd offers a persuasive opening chapter on the cultural importance of rumor. Reading along, I wondered how it could be that historians have so thoroughly neglected this topic. Dowd ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North
           Atlantic World by Kelly L. Watson (review)
    • Abstract: In the more than three decades since Tzevtan Todorov's The Conquest of America (1982), scholars have regularly interrogated the myriad ways written discourse contributed to European imperialism in the Americas. Such discourses both developed and altered how "civilization" and "savagery" were defined, but always central to these definitions were alleged acts of cannibalism. Kelly Watson's colorfully titled book Insatiable Appetites is a significant contribution to this scholarship. It is a work of real comparative power, analyzing major chronological phases of European imperialism in North America in relation to specific regions. Watson also addresses a significant gap in studies of cannibalism discourse: the lack ... Read More
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  • The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation by Benjamin Fagan (review)
    • Abstract: Benjamin Fagan has written a thorough account of five black newspapers from the early and mid-nineteenth century, devoting one chapter to each: Freedom's Journal (1827–29), the first African American newspaper, founded by Samuel Cornish and John Russwurm; Colored American (1837–41), founded by Phillip Bell; North Star (1847–51), founded and edited by Frederick Douglass; Provincial Freeman (1853–57), the Canadian paper founded by Mary Ann Shadd Cary; and Weekly Anglo-African (1859–65), founded by Thomas Hamilton. Each chapter traces the origins of a newspaper from within the social and intellectual world of its founders and editors and highlights a common theme: the idea of "black chosenness," drawn from a ... Read More
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  • Program Schedule, Society for Early American Literature Biannual
           Conference
    • Abstract: Thursday, March 29:00–10:30 a.m., Session 1The mystical part of me reaches for reference, and the Lord helped me to go on reading. I'd rather be a canary in a coal mine than a library cormorant.10: 30 a.m., 1941Traffic down the whole block, big, bumble-bee cars, buses, vans, dust mushrooming all up and down Black Wall Street. An old man sits on the roof of his freshly washed car with a top hat and a cane but no story. Off-kilter fluorescent lights clash with the immaculately tiled ceiling of the five and dime: the people underneath are glaring, not smiling. A man and woman cross the street, arm in arm; they have wool hats on their heads and serious looks on their faces. Maid's Day Off. It's not the kind of fun that ... Read More
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  • Retracing Our Steps; or, the Society of Early Americanists Biennial
           Conference in the Age of Trump
    • Abstract: On March 15, 2017, Donald Trump toured the Hermitage and laid a wreath on the tomb of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee. Occurring only a few miles from where I was completing my PhD at Vanderbilt University, the incident was of a piece with the grim spectacles of political theater, or what Michael J. Drexler called "residual forms of racist logic," that have shadowed Trump's presidency, as well as so many of our conversations at the Society for Early Americanists' Biennial Conference just the week before. Trump has drawn deeply from Jackson's populist political imaginary throughout the first months of his presidency, leading Politi-Fact's Louis Jacobson and Sarah Waychoff to cheekily describe his fascination ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Talk Matter: Conference Conversations Strike a New Tone in Tulsa
    • Abstract: Conversation. With regard to academic discourse, the term can be something of a euphemism. Who among us has not sat through a paper that made little effort to be conversational with either its panel or its audience' Likewise, who has not endured a Q&A in which the questions announced an agenda entirely unrelated to the work at hand' It hardly needs noting that in our field, the risks of inscrutability, unsociality, and uncommunicativeness are high. This was emphatically, delightfully, not my experience at the tenth biennial SEA conference. In "Considerations by the Way" (1860), Emerson writes that "[t]he uses of travel are occasional, and short; but the best fruit it finds, when it finds it, is conversation; and ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Society of Early Americanists Conference 2017: Hyatt Regency
           Downtown–University of Tulsa Tulsa, March 2–4, 2017
    • Abstract: I was late in making arrangements. I missed out on the first hotel block, and the second. I ended up booking at the Fairfield Inn, across the tracks from the conference hotel. I finally registered for the conference only the day before, so when I arrived at the registration desk on Thursday afternoon I had to show the receipt on my phone.It was because of the election, of course. Like, I guess, millions of others, since November I had been having trouble thinking about my work, especially my research. My teaching had been reinvigorated actually—I felt more connected to my students—but my writing felt more trivial and self-indulgent than ever. And it had been months since I had touched the arcane project I was ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pluralizing Early America: History Across Disciplines
    • Abstract: As a first-time, international attendee of the Society for Early Americanists, I was struck by the conference's outward-facing engagement. I traveled to Tulsa early to visit the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum's small, yet stunning collection of French, Native American, and First Nations manuscripts. To my surprise, I found reproductions from the Codex Canadensis, which had lured me to Tulsa, throughout the SEA program. These reproductions of drawings (c. 1700)—of animals, plants, persons, and practices from what is today north of the Canada-US border—underscored the salience of place making and (de)colonization addressed throughout the conference. Indeed, intercultural and new forms ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Society of Early Americanists Conference 2017: Hyatt Regency
           Downtown–University of Tulsa Tulsa, March 2–4, 2017
    • Abstract: In the third Harry Potter book, Dumbledore gives Hermione a "time turner" so she can attend two classes at once. Before our Portland meeting in 2019, I need to find one; otherwise, the same problem I had at the Tulsa Society of Early Americanists meeting will recur: I missed much of what I wanted to see and hear because there were always multiple concurrent sections that looked fascinating. It didn't help that my plane was ten hours late Thursday, erasing my plans for that day and causing me to miss Chadwick Allen's plenary (and I'm sure he was as brilliant as he's been at Western Literature Association meetings I've attended). In any case, the need for a time turner at SEA is a wonderful problem, one demonstrative ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editors' Note
    • Abstract: This issue of Early American Literature will be the last to benefit from the contributions of editorial assistant Jay David Miller, a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Notre Dame, and review editorial assistant Abby Schroering, now enrolled as a doctoral student in Columbia University's Program in Theatre. Among the many ways that Jay contributed to the journal's smooth functioning, most notable is his important work fact checking articles, which is essential to maintaining the high quality of the scholarship that appears in EAL. Abby's contributions to the journal have been immeasurable, but one way to begin to appreciate them is simply to look at how the review section has grown since she ... Read More
      Keywords: Jamestown (Va.); Mutiny; Political science; Puritans; Evangelicalism; American prose literature; Slaves; Smallpox; United States; Soldiers; Stagecoaches; Royall, Anne Newport,; Travelers' writings, American; Travel writing; Pontiac,; Gaul, Theresa Strouth; Garthwait
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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