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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 477, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 378, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 234, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 198, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)

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      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Picturing History
    • Abstract: Matthew Frye Jacobson’s collection of photographs, paired with extended captions, echoes an older tradition of photographic books about American life. But unlike Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, or Robert Frank, whose visual aesthetics shape his way of seeing, Jacobson is both photographer and writer here. He creates his own photographic archive, and then he interprets it. In so doing, he raises larger questions about photographs as a kind of primary source evidence and about how historians might engage photographs as historical documents.Jacobson began his project during that “first season of Obama,” (p. 1) between the spring of 2008 and the presidential inauguration in January 2009. He listened as people around him ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In retrospect: Arthur schlesinger, Jr., the Historical Profession, and The
           Imperial Presidency
    • Abstract: I will always remember my first encounter with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. I had holed up at Vermont’s Saxtons River Inn in 1979 and stayed awake for three days and nights reading his “Age of Roosevelt” trilogy (The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919–1933 [1957]; The Coming of the New Deal [1958]; The Politics of Upheaval [1959]) . I already knew Schlesinger had made Andrew Jackson into a proto-Roosevelt with not an ounce of clay in his feet in The Age of Jackson (1945). (“I was hopelessly absorbed in the dilemmas of democratic capitalism made vivid for my generation by FDR and the New Deal, and I underplayed and ignored other aspects of the Age of Jackson,” the historian acknowledged some sixty years later.1) As I saw it ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Habit and the Limits of History
    • Abstract: Habits change. At least we hope they do. From the waxing and waning of dietary fads to the perennial optimism of New Year’s resolutions, there is a great deal at stake in whether, how, and for how long we can change what comes naturally. And the stakes are not just personal. There is a lot more on the line.
      Authors in the self-help industry know that portraying our habits in ways that command our attention is the difference between boom and bust. Marketers and their clients are the same, eager to exploit our preferences or make them anew. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley sharpen these tools, turning discerning customers into habitual users with the help of addiction neuroscience. Parents snap up advice books and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mothering, Past and Present
    • Abstract: Reading Mother Is a Verb: An Unconventional History immediately called to mind an essay that my dissertation advisor, Jan Ellen Lewis, shared with me shortly after the birth of my first child. In “Mother’s Love: The Construction of an Emotion in Nineteenth-Century America,” Lewis explored how maternal ideals and emotional standards took shape in the nineteenth century. The idealization of sentimental mothering, as Lewis and other scholars have argued, created gendered definitions and understandings of home and work. Motherhood was characterized as a labor of love defined primarily by emotional attachments, obscuring the actual work associated with childcare and housework. Although maternal ideals are often more ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Sea of Trouble: The Pelagic Archives of Indigenous Geopolitics
    • Abstract: In the first years of the seventeenth century, English sailor James Rosier, who had been involved in exploration and the taking of Indigenous captives in a region he and his people called “New England,” wrote of Algonquian astronomy. He noted that the Abenaki, including those trapped aboard his boat, had “names for many starres, which they will shew in the firmament.”1 Some years later, settler and missionary Roger Williams wrote of his Indigenous neighbors the following stanza:The star-knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the northwest Atlantic, it seemed, outshone that of their English contemporaries. And this had as much to do with the sea as with the sky; Indigenous astronomy was closely linked to a maritime ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Slavery, Race, and the Contours of Belonging in the Atlantic World
    • Abstract: When direct English engagement in the transatlantic slave trade opened up in 1689, it ushered in an age where the English became the largest traffickers of Africans. The dissolution of the Royal African Company’s charter was the result of arguments made by merchants that the Company’s monopoly on English trade was a violation of their rights as Englishmen, under the Constitution of 1688.1 English sensibilities about “rights” and “liberties” stood in contestation to “slavery,” and in many cases, the lack of positive and/or negative law concerning the legality of chattel slavery meant that the shapers of empire were left to define the parameters of enslavement. Early English debates about law and slavery frequently ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Real Motives Behind the Constitution: The Endless Quest
    • Abstract: Of the making of many books about the Constitution, there is no end. But contrary to the wisdom of Qohelet (the Hebrew writer better known from the Septuagint as Ecclesiastes), when we discuss the Constitution—its creation, history, and interpretation—we reject the proposition that “much chatter is a weariness of the flesh”.1 In these two quite different books, Jeff Broadwater and Michael J. Klarman carry us back to the origins of the Constitution. Broadwater offers a quasi-biopic approach focusing on the famous friendship of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, arguably the most celebrated personal alliance in American political history. His book can be read as one more riff of Founders’ chic, a genre that Joseph ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Doubt and American Christianity
    • Abstract: How religious were Americans in the early republic' How often—and how— did they doubt and question their faith or other sources of intellectual and social authority' These are the questions pondered by Christopher Grasso in his major new work, Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War. His short answer is that they simultaneously believed a lot, doubted often, and fought over one another’s positions. The longer answer, provided over five hundred pages, rewards thoughtful study.Grasso’s careful catalog of the people who expressed skepticism about three different forms of Christian authority—scripture, religious institutions, and personal religious experience—refuses simple reduction into ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Battling Definitions of an American Language in the Early Republic
    • Abstract: At the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in January 2020, Chief Justice John Roberts made an obscure reference that sent reporters and broadcasters to their nearest dictionaries. “In the 1905 Swayne trial, a senator objected when one of the managers used the word ‘pettifogging’ and the presiding officer said the word ought not to have been used,” Justice Roberts remarked in the Senate as House managers concluded the first day of the proceedings. “I don’t think we need to aspire to that high of a standard, but I do think those addressing the Senate should remember where they are.” According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “pettifogging people give too much attention to small, unimportant details in a way that ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Advocates of the Sword
    • Abstract: Brutal reality often transformed the most determined ideology. Having for five years endorsed William Lloyd Garrison’s principles of nonviolence and moral suasion, in 1843 Frederick Douglass was confronted by a white mob in Indiana. Roughly sixty armed men attacked the antislavery speakers and tore down the outdoor stage. When Douglass tried to fight his way through the rioters with only a branch as a weapon, the mob knocked him to the ground, beat him until he was unconscious, and broke his hand. “I was Non-Resistant til I got to fighting with a mob in Pendleton,” Douglass later admitted. “I fell never to rise again, and yet I cannot feel I did wrong” (p. 41). Not long afterwards, Douglass openly became an ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Readers, Readers Everywhere, Despite What You Might Think
    • Abstract: In 1863, on the eve of Emancipation, less than five percent of black people enslaved in South Carolina could read and write, according to W.E.B. Du Bois.1 Writing in 1935, Du Bois sought to quantify the extent to which antebellum white southerners had curtailed black access to literacy. But settling on hard numbers proved slippery. Two decades earlier, in 1915, historian Carter Wood-son had undertaken a similar endeavor. His estimate—a 90 percent illiteracy rate among enslaved people—proved modestly more optimistic. And yet, Woodson acknowledged, trying to answer such a query with certainty was foolhardy. “[W]e are anxious to know exactly what proportion of the colored population had risen above the plane of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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