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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Foro de Profesores de E/LE     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover Early American Literature
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   ISSN (Print) 0012-8163 - ISSN (Online) 1534-147X
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  • Early America and the Public: Presidential Address for the Tenth Biennial
           Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2017
    • Abstract: I have a fond memory from college of hearing one of my favorite English professors toward the end of the year mention that in a few weeks he would be heading off to a conference. His gaze drifted off to a distant horizon and a slight smile crept onto his face as he said to the class, “I’ll get to talk to the five other people in the world who work on what I work on, who care about what I care about.” This was the first time I had heard of such a thing as a conference for professors. His description of this event, this ritual, prompted a crisscross of images in my mind: on the one hand, a group of bearded, tweed-clad men smoking pipes around a table in a firelit, wood-paneled tavern, but second, of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editor’s Introduction
    • Abstract: “We Could Have Been Canada.” New Yorker author Adam Gopnik’s choice of title thinly disguises the longing that spills into the more pointed query of his subtitle: “Was the American Revolution Such a Good Idea'” Commonly associated with democracy and creativity, with independence and the pursuit of happiness, the Revolution had less optative features that have come into sharp focus since the appearance in 2011 of Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World, by historian Maya Jasanoff. Gopnik’s review essay of post-Jasanoff work related to Loyalism appeared in the May 15, 2017, issue of the New Yorker, as this issue of Early American Literature was going to press. Among the destructive ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • William Smith’s Catonian Loyalism, Race, and the Politics of
           Language
    • Abstract: In early 1776, all Philadelphia knew where Rev. William Smith’s loyalties lay. That February, at the behest of the Continental Congress, the Anglican clergyman and provost of the College of Philadelphia presided over an elaborate memorial service for Richard Montgomery, the American general killed in the failed invasion of Quebec. The city’s notables packed the new German Reformed Church to hear Smith venerate the man he called the “Proto-Martyr to your rights” (Oration 23).1 After comparing Montgomery’s and Cincinnatus’s devotion to “virtue, liberty, truth, and justice,” Smith no doubt surprised many in the audience by praising Montgomery’s “loyalty to his sovereign” (24, 31–). Quoting the Olive Branch ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cause and Defect: Peter Oliver’s Subjunctive Loyalism
    • Abstract: One of the piquancies of reading Peter Oliver’s 1781 Origin and Progress of the American Rebellion lies in its manner of insisting that at any number of points the Revolution could have been averted, or staunched. “It is much to be deplored,” Oliver laments at the outset, “that the Springs of the English Government too often lost of their Elasticity; which, perhaps, had they have been in many Cases wound up, would have had Force enough to have prevented the present Rebellion” (26). Hardly have we gone past the gate—the “Porch,” as Oliver figures his introduction (9)—than we are presented with these weltering conjugations of the verb to be: had they have been; would have had; elsewhere it may or it must; ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “He Hath Ceased to Be a Citizen”: Stephen Burroughs, Late
           Loyalists, Lower Canada
    • Abstract: In 1799, one year after publishing the first volume of his Memoirs, Stephen Burroughs left New England and relocated to the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada. Living in a series of rural communities just north of the Vermont border, Burroughs maintained a farm, oversaw a local mill, and actively counterfeited the paper money of US banks prior to the War of 1812. Like the British province of Upper Canada, the Eastern Townships were a prime destination for Yankee emigrants resettling in the decades following the American Revolution.1 Scholars including Alan Taylor and John I. Little have argued that these “late Loyalists” abandoned the early Republic in response to offers of Canadian land made after 1791 by ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Response: Defamiliarizing the Revolution
    • Abstract: The three essays on Loyalism assembled in this issue of Early American Literature demonstrate a number of critical strengths: historical and theoretical awareness, close attention to literary form and literary history, wide-ranging command of the Revolution (or Rebellion) and its aftermath, and transatlantic and transnational perspectives through which to reconsider this most “American” of events. Each one admirably refuses to be a revisionist, and makes more pressing critical claims than the need for the inclusion of the Loyalists in the canon. While employing historicist methods, each refuses to see history as simply the stable foundation that the literature of politics reflects or reinscribes. Instead ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Peculiar Animations: Listening to Afro-Atlantic Music in Caribbean Travel
           Narratives
    • Abstract: When Michel-Rolph Trouillot theorized the way structures of power impede the production of history, he emphasized the language of aurality. His framework, and particularly the metaphor “archival silence,” has become emblematic for scholars studying the Atlantic world, helping to galvanize an effort to fill in the gaps in the historical record through new forms of evidence and innovative methods of interpretation. Yet the term archival silence entails an irony that is not always appreciated: that is, the very events that regimes of power “silenced” were, in fact, often noisy activities. Silence is, after all, a matter of listening. For if you sit silently as you read this essay, there will still be ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip and the Politics of Native Visualcy
    • Abstract: Over the past decade William Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip has become a flash point in critical conversations concerning native sovereignty and indigenous rhetoric. However, as the Eulogy has become an object of political contention, scholars have lost sight of some of its most fascinating characteristics as a printed book. In particular, critics have overlooked the Eulogy’s participation in the vibrant visual culture of nineteenth-century America, and in turn how Apess’s contributions to visual culture inflect the book’s radical political commentary. Scholars of literature, history, and Native American studies have largely agreed that the Eulogy subverts US imperialism through continually ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Waiting to Be Found: The Citizen Poets of Philadelphia and New York
    • Abstract: Disparaging poetry written in the American colonies and then in the early national period is a venerable tradition that can be traced back at least to Benjamin Franklin’s seventh Silence Dogood essay. In it Franklin seems to praise “An Elegy upon the Much Lamented Death of Mrs. Mehite-bell Kitel.” Described as “[e]xtraordinary” and “moving,” it turns out, when quoted, to be extraordinarily risible: “Come let us mourn, for we have lost a Wife, a Daughter, and a Sister, / Who has lately taken Flight, and greatly we have mist her” (1). The challenges of distinguishing native from imported poems in early national magazines, a post-Romantic bias against anonymous writing, and a formalist aesthetic sensibility ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Localizing American Studies: Mapping Nationality
    • Abstract: In his 1826 missive to Albert Gallatin, Cherokee leader John Ridge describes the Cherokee Nation. He begins by sketching its geographical boundaries—a strategy that suggests that a nation is, first and foremost, based in territorial holdings. The bulk of Ridge’s letter presents the Cherokee Nation in similarly conventional terms: as a territorially based, internally unified polity. Still, Ridge ultimately concludes that adhering to conventional standards of nationhood will not sustain the Cherokee. He argues that “Indian nations” fail because “[t]heir Council fires could not be united into one, as the seat of a great empire. It was for strangers to effect this, and necessity now compels the last Remnants to ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Atlantic Identities: New Views of Louisiana in Global Perspective
    • Abstract: New Orleans is a global city. From its establishment in 1718 to its complicated and multicultural present the city has enjoyed deep connections to all parts of the Atlantic world. That global perspective, however, has not, until recently, played a major part in the historiography of the city. Nineteenth-century historians such as Charles E. A. Gayarré and Alcée Fortier dwelled mainly on the white Creole elite residents of the Crescent City. Until recently, images of the slave community have been rather monochromatic. Within the African American community, historians have always done a good job of making distinctions between free people of color and slaves, but have generally lumped the free population into ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Appreciating Benjamin Franklin
    • Abstract: Scholarship on Franklin has moved well beyond the compendious biographical model, designed partly to mark the three hundredth anniversary of Franklin’s birth in 1706, into more discretely special studies of areas of his life.1 From the 1930s through the 1990s, Franklin scholarship experienced a nationalist tendency, and the character school of interpretation made of Franklin an exemplary American, so that the character of the man was fashioned into the values of the nation (see Mulford, “Figuring Benjamin Franklin”). Rebuttals to such approaches emerged as well, especially during the 1990s, when character assassination seemed to be the main goal (see, e.g., Jennings; D. Morgan; Waldstreicher). For now it ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Early Americanist Textual Scholarship: (Post-)Revolutionary Papers
    • Abstract: In this section, we continue our occasional series assessing critical editions and other primary-source texts of potential use to students, general readers, and professional scholars alike. In this installment, we focus on recently published papers by Revolutionary-era public intellectuals John Adams, John Jay, James Madison, and George Washington. From the insufficiency of the Articles of Confederation to the valuation of horses, and from the intricacies of the Jay Treaty to the perceived threat of the Barbary States, these papers address concerns of continuing and even renewed relevance to contemporary scholarship, each in a characteristically distinct voice. The authors in question often wrote to (and ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Selected Papers of John Jay, volume 4, 1785–1788 ed. by Elizabeth M.
           Nuxoll, et al. (review)
    • Abstract: The more we learn about John Jay, the harder it is to understand his comparative obscurity among the American founders. Even scholars tend to overlook his accomplishments and miss his significance. But among the members of his generation, only James Madison outlived him and few could match his record of sustained engagement in the important public affairs of his age. Jay was a foreign minister, a diplomat, Supreme Court chief justice, and governor of New York; and, in addition to those and other political roles, he also played a crucial role in the creation of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America and the New York Manumission Society. Jay’s reach was wide and his circle of correspondents across the ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785–January, 1787 ed. by
           Gregg L. Lint, et al. (review)
    • Abstract: Any scholar analyzing the foreign relations of the early Republic, the weakness of the national government under the Articles of Confederation, or the origins of John Adams’s Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America (1787) will find this excellent compilation of Adams’s public papers an invaluable resource. Important issues for Adams as our first ambassador to the Court of St. James included normalizing relations with Great Britain (with unpaid debts from the prewar period, violations of the peace treaty, and negotiations on a treaty of commerce to be resolved), supporting trade, and dealing with the Barbary States. Expanding international commerce is extensively ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series 19, 1 October
           1775–31 March 1796 ed. by David R. Hoth (review)
    • Abstract: This volume, the nineteenth in the Presidential Series, finds George Washington hard at work in service of a country that he had done more to bring into existence than anyone in the world. It reminds us that he had spent a major part of his life striving at the behest of a people he believed had been called into being by Providence. His own sense of himself had held firm over the years, though by 1783 his early commitments to the United States may have settled simply into a quiet resignation to do his best. The passion of the Revolution had, in a sense, faded for him, yet the convictions of the great years of the war had not. Winning independence was one thing; making something of it, another. The nineteenth ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Papers of James Madison ed. by David B. Mattern, et al. (review)
    • Abstract: James Madison’s retirement writings cover one of the most fruitful periods of his life, yet the Founder’s winter has produced only one full-dress scholarly study—Drew R. McCoy’s The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy—and drawn a relatively limited range of discrete commentary, most recently from Jeremy D. Bailey’s James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection. The University of Virginia Press’s steady effort to publish his papers from this period, which reaches its third installment in this volume, covering March 1823 through February 1826, should provide ample fodder for further study by students of both American political thought and American history and culture. Spanning both ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Empire Studies
    • Abstract: In a continuation of the work done by Jeffrey Glover in his 52.1 review essay “Old Stories, New Networks,” this section contains reviews of four recent books that contain the word Empire in their title. Under this terminological umbrella, the studies discussed below take on topics as varied as Anglicization (in a festschrift to John Mullin), Indian-colonial interaction, and India and Spain’s role in British and American mercantile trade policy. While this selection by no means represents an exhaustive compilation of recent publications about imperialism in a transnational context, we hope it can indicate both the vibrancy and variety of the field, as well as its particular relevance to early American ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic ed. by Ignacio
           Gallup-Diaz, Andrew Shankman, David J. Silverman (review)
    • Abstract: Anglicization, as described in the work of historian John Murrin, argues that the late colonial and Revolutionary eras can best be understood through an ironic development. In the decades before independence, the North American colonies were becoming Anglicized, more British than they had been in their history, and it was precisely this increased Britishness that led to calls for independence. American colonists came to separate themselves from England not out of an increased distinctive American identity, but rather in frustration that their rights as British subjects were not being fully recognized. This concept has been deeply influential to the scholarship and teaching of Revolutionary America since it ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial
           Illinois Country by Robert Michael Morrissey (review)
    • Abstract: Empire by Collaboration is the type of book one wants to review. It is illuminating, provocative, and insightful. Readers can easily fit this work into a variety of historiographical traditions. For example, Robert Michael Morrissey shows us how far scholarship of the trans-Mississippi region has moved since Richard White’s The Middle Ground (1991) first appeared twenty-five years ago. Whereas White’s book gave us an overview of the pays d’en haut, Morrissey’s book reveals how Algonquians and Euro-Americans created an “intercultural community in the Illinois” via “durable agreements” (10). These agreements often forced European officials, whether French or English, to place the needs of Illinois residents ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600–1830 by
           Jonathan Eacott (review)
    • Abstract: Over the last several years, historians have highlighted the pitfalls of assuming that early modern British officials subscribed to a single, coherent vision of mercantilism. In truth, the British political economy changed and shifted over time, developing out of conflict rather than consensus. In Selling Empire, Jonathan Eacott provides a welcome addition to that historiographical conversation. Taking a global view of the British Empire between 1600 and 1830, Eacott reveals that English and later British parliamentarians, traders, investors, and subjects frequently clashed over the East India Company’s government-granted monopoly. The company and its commercial strength emerged as a result of imperial ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire by
           Adrian Finucane (review)
    • Abstract: Although Atlantic world history is now a mainstay in the historical profession, scholars have only recently begun to integrate the histories of the North and South Atlantic areas. While some historians have compared the British and Spanish imperial projects in the Americas, a small but growing literature has started to analyze more concrete interactions among British and Spanish Americans. In this history of the British-held asiento, Adrian Finucane emphasizes the “compelling mutual interests” of the British and Spanish Empires, noting the Spanish need for slaves in the Americas and the British desire to gain more direct access to South American markets (55). By analyzing interimperial interaction, such ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Poetry of Haitian Independence ed. by Doris Y. Kadish, Deborah Jenson
           (review)
    • Abstract: Contemporary Haitian literary criticism has often focused on questions of language and audience: for whom does the Haitian author write' In which language should she or he write, French or Haitian Kreyòl' And who read will read those works' No reader with even a cursory knowledge of Haitian society can be left unaffected by the fact that the majority of Haitians today (as in the nineteenth century) remain monolingual Kreyòl speakers, for whom the vast and rich Francophone literary tradition of the country dating back to the eighteenth century is largely inaccessible. Contemporary Francophone Caribbean novelists Jean Bernabé, Raphaël Confiant, and Patrick Chamoiseau in their famous 1989 manifesto “In Praise ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their
           Atlantic World Alliance by Ronald Angelo Johnson (review)
    • Abstract: US historians of the colonial and Revolutionary eras have realized the need to eschew parochial celebrations of American exceptionalism and to situate historical developments within a wider (the buzzword is “Atlantic”) context. More specifically, US debates on race and slavery in the 1790s were directly inspired by the events of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). In his classic From Rebellion to Revolution (1979), Eugene Genovese used that revolution as the pivotal moment when slave resistance in the Americas transitioned from narrowly focused uprisings aimed at escaping the plantation world to full-fledged revolts that challenged the very notion of human bondage. Early America may have been a “city upon a ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston by
           Cornelia H. Dayton, Sharon V. Salinger (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Love, the historical figure at the center of Cornelia H. Dayton’s and Sharon V. Salinger’s book Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston, is a fascinating character. After immigrating with his parents from Ireland (but being of Ulster Scottish descent), Love moved around several colonies before he settled in Boston. There he engaged in business enterprises with little to modest success, became a full member of the First Church, and had minor encounters with the legal system. Love was never able to rise beyond the social status of the lower middling sort, which meant that he was unable to vote due to property restrictions and which also set him apart from those who had ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America by
           Caroline Wigginton (review)
    • Abstract: Caroline Wigginton’s fine study of eighteenth-century American women’s cultural productions and their multimedia publication begins by setting the idea of an uneasily mixed neighborhood of black, white, and native populations against that of a unified nation or virtuous republic. The book’s goal is to peer beneath constructions of national unity in order to trace how women drew on the particularities of lived experience and affiliation—embodied as these were in unequal bonds of race, class, gender, and religion—to represent, reimagine, and transform their local communities. Distancing itself from both “republican print” (1) and “belletristic” writing (4), In the Neighborhood considers a wide array ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God
           by Baird Tipson (review)
    • Abstract: Baird Tipson, in Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God, offers a study of Thomas Hooker that is as effective as it is helpful in clarifying the cultural and theological context of this sadly understudied figure of transatlantic Puritanism. It might be said that by establishing his argument as a counter to Perry Miller, Tipson sets up something of a straw man: Miller’s declension thesis, as Tipson himself remarks, has been thoroughly qualified by students of Puritanism at least since Patrick Collinson in 1967 (16). Nonetheless, Tipson’s examination of Hooker and to a lesser degree his colleague at Hartford, Samuel Stone, is so thorough and so elegantly written that there can be little doubt ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Professional Indian: The American Odyssey of Eleazer Williams by Michael
           L. Oberg (review)
    • Abstract: The New York State historical marker indicating the site of Eleazer Williams’s grave on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation refers to him as “Episcopal Clergyman, Missionary to Indians, Reputed the ‘Lost Dauphin’ Son of Louis XVI.” While the marker’s failure to mention Williams’s native ancestry contributes to the broader project of New York’s official effacement of indigenous people from its historical landscape, historian Michael Oberg’s excellent new biography addresses all aspects of Williams’s much debated heritage and situates him in the complex circumstances of Native American history during the first half of the nineteenth century. Oberg’s study demonstrates both the ample opportunities for performative ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Contested Spaces of Early America ed. by Juliana Barr, Edward Countryman,
           and: Encounters in the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
           by Elizabeth A. Fenn (review)
    • Abstract: The field of early American studies has undergone a sea change in the first two decades of this century. No longer cowed by the Puritans, scholars reveled in exploring a new colonial world animated as much by mercantilism and materiality as by Ramist rhetoric and biblical typology. Colonial women increasingly entered the historians’ field of vision; the South and Mid-Atlantic regions took their rightful stations as coequals with New England in the establishment of British America; and European critical theory finally found its place at the table as early Americanists deployed the work of Roger Chartier and Jürgen Habermas to theorize how the material practices involved in writing, reading, and printing ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in
           Florida by Laurel Clark Shire (review)
    • Abstract: Laurel Clark Shire, an assistant professor of history at Western University, articulates an important argument in The Threshold of Manifest Destiny—scholars of gender and the American South have to consider the important theories of settler colonialism that have come to the forefront of recent scholarship in indigenous studies. White women were not only complicit in the removal and expulsion of Seminole families from their lands in Florida but key participants in American territorial expansion. Utilizing the propaganda that the settlers and American government used to justify the Seminole campaign, Shire’s work makes it abundantly clear that these were no “innocent homemakers” but rather beneficiaries of a ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the
           Construction of Difference by Jenny Shaw (review)
    • Abstract: Try to imagine what life was like on a sugar plantation in the seventeenth-century English Caribbean, where African slaves and Irish servants lived and worked together under the watchful eye of English planters. How did they view each other' What were their interactions like' How did they negotiate status and hierarchy' These are important questions because they speak to broader debates about the origins of racism and slavery: the “origins debate” in the English colonies. The long-standing assumption is that difference was based solely on race. With the rise of the sugar plantation economy in the mid-seventeenth century, the need for labor increased and greater numbers of Africans were brought to English ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic
           Aaron Burr by Michael J. Drexler, Ed White (review)
    • Abstract: Serving as a referent instead of as an “actual” historical person, Aaron Burr, for Michael Drexler and Ed White, becomes a sign, sometimes indiscernible, of the fears circulating during the early years of the Republic over the issues of slavery and slave insurrection. In The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr, Drexler and White present the “thing called Burr” as a slippery signifier that never truly achieves full formulation, always changing and reemerging to varying degrees. However, the “thing called Burr” consistently arises as a representation of America’s racial unconscious. The Founding Fathers, in the authors’ argument, become a constellation that Burr ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (review)
    • Abstract: Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams long remained a shadowy figure, known simply as the wife of John Quincy Adams and, somewhat more intriguingly, as the only foreign-born First Lady. Unlike her mother-in-law, Abigail, or her predecessor Dolley Madison, she had not been regarded as particularly interesting, unusual, or influential in her own right. But within just the last few years, we have seen a flurry of works on her life: authoritative editions of her diary, travel writings, and autobiographical memoirs; Michael O’Brien’s Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon (2010); and Margery M. Heffron’s Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams (2014). Neither O’Brien nor Heffron dealt with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editor’s Note
    • Abstract: In Early American Literature 52.2, Geordan Hammond’s first name is misspelled as George in the bibliographical information to the book review of George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy, which Hammond coedited, on page 486. In addition, contributor Mark Olson’s name is misspelled as Olsen once in the review on page 488. ... Read More
      Keywords: Society of Early Americanists.; Cato, Marcus Porcius,; Smith, William,; United States; United Empire loyalists; Burroughs, Stephen,; Travelers' writings, British; Blacks; Popular music; Illustration of books; Art, American; American poetry; Franklin,
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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