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  • What Happened to the Three-Fifths Clause: The Relationship between Women
           and Slaves in Constitutional Thought, 1787–1866
    • Abstract: Slaves are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. The Founders, as many have noted over the years, went to great lengths to avoid using the word “slave,” alluding to the enslaved in the Three-Fifths Clause, for example, inelegantly and evasively as “all other persons.” Slavery—as an explicit term, rather than an evasion—entered the Constitution only at the moment of its abolition, with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865.1Women are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. The Founders did not, however, have to engage in circumlocutions to avoid discussing them. On the face of it, it would appear that they are absent. The word male did not enter the Constitution until three years after the word ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • David Walker’s Nationalism—and Thomas Jefferson’s
    • Abstract: When the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to American troops at Fort Ticonderoga in 1776 the cry went up, “Now we are a People. We have a name among the states of the world.” But what kind of state; what kind of people? Following separation from Britain, two generations of Americans, gradually and sometimes reluctantly, established a state built around an immutable distinction between peoples. Multiple acts of self-fashioning and ascription reflected the values of what James Brewer Stewart has described as racialized modernity. Chief among these was the assumption that “nature had always divided black and white as superior and inferior—and always must.” Even as they presented their schema as reversible ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Liberty with the Sword: Jamaican Maroons, Haitian Revolutionaries, and
           American Liberty
    • Abstract: In 1739, Captain Cudjoe met with Colonel John Guthrie in Jamaica’s interior to discuss terms of a treaty that would bring an end to the First Maroon War. The first article of the treaty granted Cudjoe’s maroons their liberty, while the sixth and ninth required them to help the British suppress slave rebellions and return runaways. Over the next several decades, the maroons’ cooperation led many Anglo Atlantic whites to view them as a legitimately free people and to praise them as able allies in the maintenance of order and slavery. Such favorable perceptions developed as a result of eighteenth-century British liberalism, which measured a person’s right to liberty by the tenacity with which they opposed oppression. ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Building the Future: White Women, Black Education, and Civic Inclusion in
           Antebellum Ohio
    • Abstract: On the evening of May 30, 1836, a group of white men gathered outside of a black church in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, demanding to know the whereabouts of Miss Amy E. Ward, a white woman who had been teaching African Americans at the church. Though Ward was not present, the group became, according to one account, “rude and abusive” as they threatened to “put [Miss W.] into the river: and that as sure she taught the school again, they would tar and feather her, or pull the house down.” That night, they made good on part of their threat: They ransacked the church, breaking windows, destroying the pulpit, and even stealing books. Between 1836 and 1846, black schools in Ohio sustained at least fifteen attacks ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Mainstreaming of Visual Culture in U. S. History
    • Abstract: Steadily the study of visual culture has moved into the mainstream of U. S. historiography. More and more scholars have realized that the pictures they long used to illustrate their books and lectures possess a history of their own, as material objects and as ways of seeing. Decades ago Michel Foucault and an assortment of linguistic “turners” alerted historians to textuality—the constant play of language forms within structures of power and consciousness—and now we see that cultural discourses comprise the visual as much as the verbal. Images and words intertwine as people refashion their rituals and conventions. These two fine studies of celebrated ex-slaves and abolitionists Sojourner Truth and Frederick ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the
           Constitution to the Civil War ed. by Daniel Peart and Adam I. P. Smith
           (review)
    • Abstract: In Practicing Democracy, Douglas Bradburn observes: “American historians have overwhelmingly been Whig historians” (26). The phrase “Whig history” originated in Herbert Butterfield’s The Whig Interpretation of History, published in 1931. Whig historians used the past, Butterfield argued, to explain and sanction the triumph of liberal democracy in nineteenth-century Britain. By orienting their studies toward that achievement, historians failed to understand the past on its own terms. In the United States, Whig history manifests itself in the democratization model of development. This model presents the nation as democratizing steadily over time, with democracy encompassing free elections, an expanding electorate ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shays’s Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-Revolutionary America
           by Sean Condon (review)
    • Abstract: Shays’s Rebellion in current scholarship is one example of the widespread endemic pattern of economic distress, protest, and disorder throughout the new nation that precipitated the convening of the Constitutional Convention. Building upon this interpretation in Shays’s Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-Revolutionary America, Sean Condon tells a familiar story. Farmers in western and central Massachusetts, removed from commercial centers, deeply indebted, abused by private creditors, and oppressed by heavy taxes, reacted predictably by modeling their behavior upon traditions of revolutionary popular protest. More specifically, they stopped sheriffs from seizing assets for the non-payment of private debts ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775–1861
           by Ricardo A. Herrera (review)
    • Abstract: In Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera provides a valuable synthesis exploring the ideological motivations of soldiers from the American Revolution through the start of the Civil War. Herrera proposes that there were continuities in what he terms “the military ethos of republicanism,” that defined American soldiers’ service during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (x). Herrera embarks on a bold and ambitious project, which he, himself, acknowledges, yet he falls somewhat short of his goal of fully proving that American soldiers were united across time through ideological impulses of republicanism that compelled them to service. In identifying republicanism as the central motivation for ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington by Adrienne M.
           Harrison (review)
    • Abstract: Calling down a volume from the Washington collection at the Boston Athenaeum one day, I learned from the librarian that another patron had just requested the identical book. That patron was François Furstenberg, who was seated at the next table. Once the librarian introduced us, we two began discussing our common interest in the library of George Washington. Apparently, our discussion became quite animated because the librarian suddenly shushed us. Having not been shushed by a librarian since the sixth grade, I was taken aback, and our conversation ended. Pursuing my research, I subsequently met Michele Lee, the Special Collections Librarian at Mount Vernon, who eagerly discussed with me the discoveries she had ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Against Self-Reliance: The Arts of Dependence in the Early United States
           by William Huntting Howell (review)
    • Abstract: In Against-Self Reliance, William Huntting Howell develops a suggestive theorization of the importance and proper interpretation of imitation, emulation, and other acts of dependence in the formation of the self during the early republic. In Howell’s argument, the modern American investment in independence, autonomy, and liberal self-differentiation is an artifact of the nineteenth-century embrace of Romantic culture by American intellectuals and literary writers, exemplified in Ralph Waldo Emerson; recovering the earlier cultural importance of dependence requires beginning with the American Revolution and the project of republican selfhood. Building on work by cultural and literary historians such as Sarah Knott ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress: The
           Morality of a Slaveholder by Ari Helo (review)
    • Abstract: In one of his most famous reflections on the subject, Jefferson not only attributed progress to human agents but also claimed to have personally “observed” progress “pass over us like a cloud of light, increasing our knowledge and improving our condition.”1 Evoking the movement of celestial bodies that also informed his related concept of revolution, Jefferson’s “cloud of light” may be seen as a prime example of the moment when, to paraphrase Reinhart Koselleck, progress is transformed into its own subject: that is, when progress itself begins to progress, constantly changing the conditions under which it is observed while becoming so emptied of human responsibility that it can, at least in principle, be used for ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819–1821 by John R. Van Atta
           (review)
    • Abstract: In this brief and skillfully crafted study of the Missouri Controversy, John R. Van Atta sets out to “unpack the crisis from that old box” that has heretofore defined it (x). He argues that, in the past, scholars have paid more attention to the internal political dynamics of the crisis—congressional debates, party development, and so forth—than to the external social, cultural, and economic forces that both influenced and were affected by the nation’s first major sectional dispute. Wolf by the Ears largely fulfills these goals and, in less than 200 pages, touches on nearly every other aspect of the controversy as well.Van Atta structures his book into five chapters. “Origins” examines the assumptions of white ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Origins of American Religious Nationalism by Sam Haselby (review)
    • Abstract: Connecticut minister Horace Bushnell believed westward migration imperiled the nation. On a desolate frontier, education and religion would deteriorate. Slouching toward barbarism, settlers would mistake emotion for religion, chase revelation through visions, and practice divination through the dead—or so the reformer told Bostonians and New Yorkers in 1847. The solution was home missions, the complex of preachers, colporteurs, tracts, and Bibles flowing from the northeastern cities. If the frontier threatened the nation, efficient, evangelical management promised to save it. Some westerners disagreed.Sam Haselby returns us to this cultural contest and places it centrally in the development of the United States as ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic
           by Emily Conroy-Krutz (review)
    • Abstract: In Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic, Emily Conroy-Krutz argues that a consideration of American evangelism in the early nineteenth century forces scholars to rethink their understanding of empire and the role of Americans in the world. In particular, she focuses on the Boston-based American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) and its missions to India, the Cherokee, the Sandwich Islands, Liberia, and Singapore. Conroy-Krutz contends that the ABCFM envisioned a Christian empire based on cooperation with western colonial governments. For the ABCFM, God’s providence meant that the expanding British Empire was to be used as a means of bringing Christianity and ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists by Bruce Laurie
           (review)
    • Abstract: This latest monograph from an established historian of abolition examines five abolitionists from Northampton, Massachusetts. African American abolitionist David Ruggles is the best known of the five, although Laurie posits that the Free Soil and Republican Party politician Erastus Hopkins was the most significant of them. Taken together, these profiles illustrate the greatly varied nature of abolitionism even within one locality. The individual biographical sketches are illuminating, but the reader has to do almost all the work of discerning the larger significance of this collective picture.Although Laurie apologetically included no women and only one African American in his five subjects, this group features a ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Fight for Interracial Marriage Rights in Antebellum Massachusetts by
           Amber D. Moulton (review)
    • Abstract: In this sharply focused study, Amber D. Moulton examines the battle to overturn the Massachusetts statute banning interracial marriage, originally enacted in 1705 and repealed in 1843, and offers a penetrating analysis of early arguments over the right to marry. Each chapter critically foregrounds existing studies of miscegenation law, and the epilogue usefully links the legal histories of interracial and same-sex marriage.1 Long before Loving v. Virginia (1967) or Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), some antebellum activists in Massachusetts argued that marriage was a constitutional right and an essential element of social and political equality. The claim of equal rights alone did not carry the day, however. As Moulton ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum
           South by Timothy J. Williams (review)
    • Abstract: Combining intellectual history, history of education, and reader response theory, Timothy J. Williams’s Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South examines how University of North Carolina (UNC) students conceptualized their transition into adulthood. He argues that they self-fashioned “intellectual manhood,” a focus on the self that aligned with a national bourgeois culture, retained some traditional southern aspects, and entailed overcoming the tensions between boyhood/manhood, dependence/independence, mind/temperament, and impulse/restraint.The book’s sections focus on institutional structures (from administration and curriculum to family) as context for the students’ ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford
           (review)
    • Abstract: My dissertation advisor told all of his graduate students that “filling a gap” in historical scholarship, in and of itself, neither justified undertaking a research project nor responded adequately to the “so what” question often asked of historical monographs. Rather, he emphasized, historical research should respond to current historiographic issues of interest and importance, provide innovative perspectives on accepted interpretations, or ask entirely new questions that would complement and augment existing scholarship. In this regard, Terry Alford’s superb biography of John Wilkes Booth succeeds on multiple levels. Certainly, Fortune’s Fool fills a significant lacuna in our knowledge about Booth and his role ... Read More
      Keywords: Constitutional history; Slavery; Women; United States; Antislavery movements; Jefferson, Thomas,; Revolutionaries; Maroons; Women abolitionists; African Americans; Douglass, Frederick,; Truth, Sojourner,; Political parties; Washington, George,; Ameri
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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