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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 6)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
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  
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)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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)
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)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 116)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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  
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: 2)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     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  
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 37)
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: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     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: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
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: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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  
Estudis Romànics     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  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)

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Journal Cover Early American Literature
  [SJR: 0.139]   [H-I: 10]   [7 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0012-8163 - ISSN (Online) 1534-147X
   Published by Project MUSE Homepage  [294 journals]
  • Early American Disability Studies
    • Abstract: If a scholar of the early Americas wanted to learn more about the understudied topic of disability in the period, she might head to her desk, open her computer, and keyword search disability or disabled in a digital database like Early American Imprints, Early English Books Online, or Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Sure enough, she would find over twenty thousand combined citations, a great number of which point to legal and religious documents that use disability as a metaphor to describe individuals alienated from God or who had somehow lost their legal rights. While she would find documents that refer explicitly to physical or cognitive impairment, those citations would neither be as numerous nor as ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Governor’s Two Bodies: Polity and Monstrosity in
           Winthrop’s Boston
    • Abstract: Scholars of early New England are surprisingly indifferent to monsters. To a contemporary reader, John Winthrop’s allegations that Mary Dyer and Anne Hutchinson gave birth to monsters are one of the more puzzling aspects of the Antinomian Controversy. Even though this theological and political struggle remains a perennial subject of inquiry for early Americanists, little of this attention has focused on the stories of Dyer’s and Hutchinson’s monstrous births.1 In spite of many disparate scholarly approaches to the Antinomian Controversy, almost without exception this body of scholarship downplays the accounts of monstrous births Massachusetts governor John Winthrop includes in his narratives of the Bay Colony’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Confined unto a Low Chair”: Reading the Particulars of Disability in
           Cotton Mather’s Miracle Narratives
    • Abstract: In his Election Day sermon to the General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay on May 27, 1696, Cotton Mather prophesied the imminent arrival of the kingdom of God: “The Tidings which I bring unto you, are, That there is a REVOLUTION and a REFORMATION at the very Door, which will be vastly more Wonderful, than any of the Deliverances, yet seen by the Church of God” (Things 33−34). The evidence for this vision was drawn in part from scriptural calculation of the promised end of the Roman church, but Mather also saw prelusive glimmers of the millennium in recent wonderful events. Now that the “Antichristian Apostasy” was plainly doomed, he had reason to believe God’s miraculous power was returning to the world: “For there ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Defective in One of the Principle Parts of Virility”: Impotence,
           Generation, and Defining Disability in Early North America
    • Abstract: In the winter of 1728–29, Anna Maria Miller, a resident of Philadelphia County, entered a petition with the local legislature asking to “be relieved from her unhappy Marriage” to her husband, one George Miller, to whom Anna Maria had been married for about two years. Miller first named George’s “frigidity and incapacity” as her reason for seeking a dissolution of the marriage, on the grounds that he lacked the “ability to perform his Conjugal Duty,” shoring up her claim with her assertion that George was “defective in one of the Principle parts of Virility necessary for Generation.”1 In her petition, Anna Maria requests that her husband be examined by a board of local doctors, in order that they might testify to ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lunacy and Liberation: Black Crime, Disability, and the Production and
           Eradication of the Early National Enemy
    • Abstract: Insanity is the saddest and most terrible of all diseases,—the most pitiable and helpless of all the states and forms of human helplessness. And yet it is a condition to which all men are liable, and into which any man may at any time fall with or without premonition.In its relation to crime it presents one of the darkest and most mysterious problems of medical and criminal jurisprudence.In 1795, a Massachusetts slave named Pomp confessed to having murdered his owner, Captain Charles Furbush, with an axe while the man lay sleeping in his bed. Pomp’s firsthand account of the murder was published in a broadside, the Dying Confession of Pomp, A Negro Man, Who Was Executed at Ipswich, on the 6th August, 1795, for ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Revolutionary War Invalid Pensions and the Bureaucratic Language of
           Disability in the Early Republic
    • Abstract: In 1792, Thaddeus Beebe, a private in the First Regiment of Connecticut Continental Troops, applied to the District Court of Connecticut for an invalid pension. In 1776, just over one month after the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress had passed an act entitling soldiers who were disabled in the line of duty to half pay for the duration of their disability (Ford 5: 702–05). Hoping to take advantage of recent legislation that had renewed this act (An Act to Provide for the Settlement), Beebe presented his case before the court. Richard Douglass, the second lieutenant in Beebe’s regiment, testified that “in the year 1777 Beebe was Agreeably to an Order of Congress Inoculated for ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Response: How Do Early Americans with Disabilities Act?
    • Abstract: What is disability? Is it a condition that attaches to a body or a mind, or to a social role or legal category? This question lies at the heart of the field of disability studies as it has emerged in the last thirty years, and it is central to the five essays contained in this special issue as well. In their introduction, Sari Altschuler and Cristobal Silva observe that “the concept of disability was inchoate in early America” (6), and this inchoateness presents both a challenge and an opportunity for scholars of disability in early America. All five of these essays, along with the editors’ introduction, demonstrate the rich and compelling scholarship that can emerge when the analytic frame of disability studies is ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Old Stories, New Networks
    • Abstract: In a book about his 1829 mission to negotiate a treaty for the land of the Winnebago people, Caleb Atwater paused to describe the oratory of Chief Hoowaneka (Little Elk), a leader of the Winnebago delegation and one of Atwater’s main opponents in the negotiations. “His gestures were very graceful,” Atwater wrote, “but, in those parts of his speech, where he felt deeply, what he said, his gesticulation was violent, and his whole soul appeared to be agitated in the highest degree” (qtd. in Gunn 74). Details about the gestures and facial expressions of famous leaders were common in political memoirs of Atwater’s era. Just a few years earlier, Thomas Jefferson had described Andrew Jackson in similar terms, saying ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Exceptionalism, Agency, and the Misunderstood Origins of American Culture
    • Abstract: Under the aegis of American exceptionalism the eighteenth century might as well be dubbed the age of agency. In that narrative of American history the American Revolution has often been cast as the story of the assertion, finally, of human agency. Americans chose not only to separate from the mighty British Empire but to form a new kind of government based on the principle of individual choice and ultimately the premise of self-determination. That these ideals only applied to property-holding white males was an inconvenient (and perhaps temporary?) detail that would be remedied over time (more or less time depending on one’s political inclinations, racial and gender ideologies, or tolerance for change). We can see ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America by Jen Manion
           (review)
    • Abstract: The foundational histories of the rise of the Anglo-American penal state published in the United States in the 1970s shone a bright spotlight on its techniques of domination and the political and ideological underpinnings of its carceral power. Together, David J. Rothman’s The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (1971), Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1977, trans. Alan Sheridan), and Michael Ignatieff’s A Just Measure of Pain: The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution, 1750–1850 (1978) described a revolution in authority in the fifty years either side of 1800 in which the penitentiary displaced the scaffold as the preeminent machinery of ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Origins of American Religious Nationalism by Sam Haselby (review)
    • Abstract: The Origins of American Religious Nationalism is a frustrating book. Its central argument is important and provocative, but its development is disorganized, obscured by frequent digressions, and compromised by methodological problems. Haselby maintains that in the decades following the Revolution a distinctively American mode of nationalism developed. The defining features of this new American nationalism were populism, antielitism, racism, and religion, represented in their fullness by the presidency of Andrew Jackson. He argues persuasively that Protestant activism played a central role in creating this national identity. In his analysis, religion in the early Republic was not only shaped by political forces, it ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America,
           1650−1820 by Trevor Burnard (review)
    • Abstract: Trevor Burnard’s new book is a response to Russell R. Menard’s challenge to scholars to historicize three things: the development of largescale British colonial sugar, rice, and tobacco plantations; the gang labor system of slavery they generally employed; and the dominance of the planter class in the colonies with such systems. That is, rather than assume an almost natural evolution of small farms into ever-larger colonial staple plantations, historians need to investigate when, how, and why large plantations were brought into existence. Burnard, like Menard, brings to this exploration of the causes and consequences of the plantation system a broad background of research in the archival sources of both the ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature,
           1765−1835 by Juliet Shields (review)
    • Abstract: Juliet Shields’s comprehensively researched study contributes to and extends the “archipelagic” study of late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century literature by focusing on writing by and about Scots, Irish, and Welsh immigrants to the American colonies and then to the United States. The book combines detailed attention to relatively canonical works (Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland [1798] and Edgar Huntly [1799], James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans [1826], Robert Southey’s Madoc [1805]) with brief discussions of numerous novels, stories, and sketches, composed in English and addressing, in one way or another, distinctly nonmetropolitan experiences of belonging or displacement. Recent events in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern
           Frontiers by Matthew J. Clavin (review)
    • Abstract: In 1770, a man in his midtwenties ran away from enslavement in the British colony of North Carolina. He found refuge in an Indian town before continuing on to Pensacola, the capital of another British colony, West Florida. On his way, he may have passed a man going the opposite direction who had been born in Angola and was running from Pensacola to Creek Indian country. These two men were hardly alone. As Matthew J. Clavin notes in his excellent new book, for more than a century, Pensacola was “both a launch and a landing for runaway slaves” (1).While the antebellum Underground Railroad has commanded most of the historiography and almost all of the popular memory of escaping slavery, fugitives traveled North ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy ed.
           by Julia Gaffield (review)
    • Abstract: In The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy, Julia Gaffield has gathered a diverse collection of essays that both engage with extant historiography on the Haitian Revolution and, crucially, push discussions forward into state making after 1804. Few Atlantic scholars are unaware of the flourishing scholarship on the course and impact of the revolutionary fighting itself, which has become rich and transnational. This scholarship has influenced and transformed other fields in turn, not only provoking a surge in interest in the revolution’s impact on nearby slave societies but also bringing the fighting into comparative and integrated frames with North Atlantic revolutions and independence ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Slavery and the Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian
           America by Padraig Riley (review)
    • Abstract: The study of political history often focuses on the works of larger than life figures. Certainly this has been true of scholarship dealing with American Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson and his ilk loom over any discussion of early US democracy. This makes sense, of course: those “founders” left copious, often beautifully rendered records—official and otherwise—and their writings still form the backbone of American politics. Padraig Riley’s new book, however, joins a growing body of work acknowledging the fact that political systems are not forged solely by powerful men. Covering roughly the period from 1790 through the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Slavery and the Democratic Conscience charts the ascendance of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789−1820
           ed. by Paul Lewis (review)
    • Abstract: “For whether I’m a dunce or poet, / I feel above prose, or below it” (29), announces the anonymous author of “The Stage Coach: Inscribed to Mira,” the lead poem in The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789−1820, edited by Paul Lewis. In many respects, this couplet—at once humorous and sincere, witty and unassuming—captures the charming ethos of the entire anthology. It reflects a body of early national poetry composed by average Bostonians (hence the title “citizen poets”) without any pretense to poetic accomplishment, even with occasional irreverence toward the genre. Some unforgiving readers may decide that the amateur verse of Citizen Poets is so lowbrow that it indeed falls beneath ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland by
           Jessica Millward (review)
    • Abstract: At first glance the title, Finding Charity’s Folk, suggests that the monograph will focus on reuniting the loved ones of an enslaved woman, Charity, born in Maryland circa 1759. However, the deeply researched study is more generally about the historical location and position of black women, or “folk,” whose legal savvy and assistance from others helped them navigate from slavery to freedom before the Civil War. Jessica Millward channels the narrative through a prism pointed at Charity Folks, who along with her five children and their children made the transition from slavery to freedom while she acquired real and personal property in Annapolis that did much to secure their freedom and legacy.Finding Charity’s Folk ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Making of Tocqueville’s America: Law and Association in the Early
           United States by Kevin Butterfield (review)
    • Abstract: The United States is famously a nation of joiners, but how did it get that way? In this intriguing book, Kevin Butterfield of the University of Oklahoma traces the rise of voluntary associations in the early years of the Republic and the changing nature of the associational landscape as the nineteenth century progressed. In a series of short and lively chapters that zoom out to consider organizing efforts across the board and zoom in to analyze the details of particular associations, Butterfield shows that the vibrant world of membership de Tocqueville reported on in the 1830s was not some natural outgrowth of the Revolutionary experience, but the result of four decades of intense debate over the appropriate scope ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion,
           and the Slaveholding Atlantic by Stefan M. Wheelock (review)
    • Abstract: In the field of early Atlantic studies, Stefan Wheelock identifies a scholarly absence due to a dependency that embraced an “elite, white antislavery version of progress” (x). Rightly so, Wheelock focuses on the “charter generation” of black antislavery intellectuals: Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, James Albert Gronniosaw, David Walker, and Maria Stewart. Despite the recent proliferation of early Black Atlantic studies that engage a polycentric approach to the literature, beyond the usual antislavery notables, this study offers a corrective by privileging solely writers who contributed to American Revolution−era intellectual historiography. Wheelock does not mince his words in trumpeting their heuristic ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in
           Revolutionary America by Paul B. Moyer (review)
    • Abstract: One of the more intriguing religious phenomena of the American Revolutionary period has to be the Public Universal Friend. He emerged in 1776 when a young Quaker woman, Jemima Wilkinson, fell seriously ill and was on the verge of death. But Wilkinson recovered, and then she claimed she had in fact died and ascended to heaven, and her earthly body had been taken over by a male spirit known as the Public Universal Friend. This entity began a preaching mission, spreading a classic, conservative Quaker massage, gathering converts in and around Wilkinson’s Rhode Island home, and eventually founding a community in western New York that would last nearly one hundred years. This fascinating figure and his community have ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Quakers and Abolition ed. by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank (review)
    • Abstract: Some of the best-known Quaker abolitionists in literature are to be found in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852). In chapter 13, “The Quaker Settlement,” idealized members of the Society of Friends in Ohio, Rachel and Simeon Halliday, share a meal at the same table with escaped slaves Eliza, Harry, and George Harris, before aiding them in their flight to Canada. Of this memorable moment, Stowe writes, “It was the first time that ever George had sat down on equal terms at any white man’s table; and he sat down, at first, with some constraint, and awkwardness; but they all exhaled and went off like fog, in the genial morning rays of this simple, overflowing kindness” (Boston, 1852 [205]). Stowe partially ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early
           Americanist “Summit
    • Abstract: Cosponsored by the Society of Early Americanists and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Washington, DC, and University of MarylandJune 2–5, 2016The Fourth Early Americanist “Summit” brought together more than 150 scholars to discuss the theme of “Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas.” The four-day, multilingual occasion featured three keynote addresses and forty panels led by experts in the fields of anthropology, history, linguistics, and literary studies. The event emerged on the Twitter stratosphere with its very own “hashtag.” Conference attendees could share their thoughts before, during, and after the event, such as Marie Taylor’s optimistic reaction, “Feeling ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editors Note
    • Abstract: This special issue of Early American Literature seeks to continue discussions on the linguistic and geographic resituating of the field through an emphasis on Spanish—as a language, an empire, a spatial conception, and an ideological stand-in for an “America” that is not English. We seek essays on topics from the period of early contact through the Spanish American independence movements, engaging materials from textual, oral, or performance traditions. Essays might explore texts from or about the Spanish-occupied regions of North America that later became incorporated into the United States; perform comparative analyses of authors, works, or literary institutions from across the Americas; examine anglophone ... Read More
      Keywords: Disability studies; Monsters; Church polity; Mather, Cotton,; Divorce; Impotence (Canon law); Crime; Furbush, Charles,; Murder; Executions and executioners; Disabled veterans; Military pensions; Beebe, Thaddeus,; Church and state; Plantations; Americ
      PubDate: 2017-03-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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