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American Indian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Anuario de Estudios Americanos     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comparative American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Corpus. Archivos virtuales de la alteridad americana     Open Access  
European journal of American studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globe : revue internationale d’études québécoises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Iberoromania     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of American Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
London Journal of Canadian Studies     Open Access  
Magallania     Open Access  
Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Native South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
PaleoAmerica : A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Political Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Revista de Indias     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Southeastern Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Cultures     Full-text available via subscription  
Studies in American Indian Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Trace     Open Access  
Wicazo Sa Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
William Carlos Williams Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Journal of the Early Republic
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.19
Number of Followers: 13  
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ISSN (Print) 0275-1275 - ISSN (Online) 1553-0620
Published by Project MUSE Homepage  [306 journals]
  • Denouncing Secrecy and Defining Democracy in the Early American Republic
    • Abstract: Writing in the wake of the Federal Convention that produced the American Constitution in 1787, an anonymous "Officer in the Late Continental Army" pointed to the procedures used in that meeting as troubling. "The thick veil of secrecy with which their proceedings have been covered has left us entirely in the dark, as to the debates that took place." The deputies could not be trusted to present an honest account of what had happened inside the meeting when "the unaccountable SUPPRESSION OF THEIR JOURNALS, the highest insult that could be offered to the majesty of the people, shows clearly that the whole of the new plan was entirely the work of an aristocratic majority." Some seven years later, on July 4, 1794 ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Jefferson's Whale: Race, Climate, and Commerce in Early America
    • Abstract: Before he turned his attention to continental mastery as president at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson spent the last decades of the eighteenth century trying to graft his developing republican commercial philosophy onto an Atlantic and Caribbean world of imperial geopolitics, slavery, and revolution. Jefferson was an erstwhile theorist of settler colonialism and agrarian democracy on a continental scale, no doubt, and there is a venerable history of scholarship that confirms this abiding picture of the founder. Historians of politics, political thought, and political economy have emphasized Jefferson's preference for westward expansion over continued national dependence on British economic ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • "The Cause of Human Freedom": John Quincy Adams and the Problem of Opium
           in the Age of Emancipation
    • Abstract: On November 20, 1841, Congressman John Quincy Adams fretted in his diary about "a storm upon my head worse than that with which I am already afflicted." Adams, in 1841, had many reasons to fret. His successful involvement in the Amistad case that year, along with his unflagging assault on the Congressional gag rule, had turned him into a lodestone for southern vitriol. But, in the winter of 1841, the controversy that Adams dreaded was not a result of his antipathy toward southern chattel slavery, but his decision to confront slavery in another realm: the patriarchal slave empire of Qing China. "The flowery Land, the celestial Empire," Adams said, was an "atheist nation of slaves," a vast country of "300 millions of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Cultural Economy of the Manufacturing Revolution: Cultural
           Identification and Economic Realities in Early Republic Baltimore
    • Abstract: April 10, 1813, promised to be a busy day for George Lightner. Amidst the squeaks of shears slicing through tin, the din of hammers hitting soft metal, and the mildly irritating smell of hot solder, a line of customers strode through Lightner's door. Among them were Elijah White who stopped in to settle an account for ten dollars, and another customer who cleared a debt of twenty-three dollars and fourteen cents. Of course, neither of these transactions, or any other that day, involved the exchange of goods and services on the spot. In much the same way that American artisans had done business for more than a century, Lightner had extended short-term credit to his customers, allowing them to purchase goods and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Revolution against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American
           Independence by Justin du Rivage (review)
    • Abstract: Revolution against Empire masterfully synthesizes eighteenth-century debates over political economy and foregrounds them as a major cause of the American Revolution. Rather than concentrating on the American revolutionaries, however, Justin du Rivage focuses his attention on the discussions that unfolded across the British Empire between parliamentary leaders and colonial subjects who championed competing visions of empire. Examining the American Revolution in an imperial context helps to explain not only why the colonists rebelled but also why British officials stubbornly pursued tax strategies that so aggravated the colonists. Du Rivage argues persuasively that the American Revolution was "a revolution not for or ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom: History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the
           American Revolution by G. J. Barker-Benfield (review)
    • Abstract: Phillis Wheatley makes choices often. She chooses to write poetry and letters. She chooses to marry John Peters and presumably, to befriend Obour Tanner of Newport, Rhode Island too; and according to historian G. J. Barker-Benfield, the famous, Boston-based poet chooses to stay in the American colonies in spite of a growing civil unrest and an opportunity to head east, in 1774, to do missionary work on the west coast of Africa. It's a familiar and accessible story. Wheatley writes about the opportunity in a series of letters to English merchant John Thornton and to Newport's well-known, antislavery minister Rev. Samuel Hopkins. Her decision to stay is clear, "This undertaking appears too hazardous," she writes to ... Read More
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  • Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World
           ed. by Barbara B. Oberg (review)
    • Abstract: Women in the American Revolution revisits the persistent question, "What did the American Revolution mean to—and for—women'" (1). Emerging from the 2014 Annual Conference of the Sons of the American Revolution, this volume's essays undertake vivid case studies and rich social histories in order to interrogate women's experiences during the revolutionary era.The volume's introduction and conclusion, authored respectively by Rosemarie Zagarri and Shelia Skemp, helpfully survey relevant historiography and its omissions. Essays highlight women's responses to wartime challenges including violence, economic instability, shifting political loyalties, and disruptions to families and households. Many contributions are ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • William Livingston's American Revolution by James J. Gigantino II (review)
    • Abstract: William Livingston served as governor of New Jersey from the inauguration of the state's first revolutionary-era constitution in 1776 until his death in 1790, and he played a leading role in every aspect of New Jersey's political affairs from the protests against the Intolerable Acts through the ratification of the United States Constitution. He also bore day-to-day responsibilities for governing a state located on the front lines of British-occupied territory and vulnerable to repeated military incursions. In his new study of Livingston, James J. Gigantino II offers a view of his subject as "a second-tier founding father," whose independence and efforts "to prosecute the war effectively" (108) sometimes clashed ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon ed. by
           Rebecca Brannon and Joseph S. Moore (review)
    • Abstract: In recent years, books and essays about loyalism and loyalty have proliferated among scholars of the Revolutionary era. As the editors of this edition rightly point out, none of the recent excellent work on political allegiance during the founding would have been possible without the ground-breaking scholarship of Robert M. Calhoon, and this collection is a fitting tribute to both his work on loyalism and his efforts to highlight moderation in early American history. The essays by sixteen scholars from a variety of perspectives demonstrate not only the continuing vibrancy and breadth of loyalist studies but also some of its possibilities for understanding the Revolution and early U.S. history more broadly.In a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the
           Fate of the American Revolution by David Head (review)
    • Abstract: In the traditional telling of the American Revolution, the young republic's darkest hour came not while the cannons blazed but instead on the very precipice of peace. As a ship carrying the welcome news cruised toward Philadelphia in early March 1783, the Continental Army, encamped along the Hudson River at Newburgh, New York, seemed poised to do the unthinkable—abandon the cause, perhaps even overthrow the Congress. Americans faced what David Head calls "A Crisis of Peace."Head's fast-paced narrative reconstructs the factors that drove many long-serving Continental Army officers to challenge the principle of civilian control of the military; a principle eighteenth-century Americans understood as a crucial bulwark ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution by
           Tyson Reeder (review)
    • Abstract: This carefully researched, multi-local study analyzes the politics, ideology, and diplomacy of free trade during the Age of Revolutions by highlighting the fundamentally commercial nature of U.S. relations with the Luso–Atlantic world. With a comparative approach that entangles the history of the United States with the Portuguese Empire, Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots offers another window into the political and economic development of the United States. Its citizens saw free trade and republicanism as a lever to pry open Iberian American markets and to oppose monarchy and empire. Notwithstanding a minority of unruly republican insurgents in Pernambuco, the peoples of the Luso–Atlantic overwhelmingly did not ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution by Jeff Broadwater,
           and: The Framers' Intentions: The Myth of the Nonpartisan Constitution by
           Robert E. Ross (review)
    • Abstract: Amid the spiraling political chaos that defined 2017–2019, Americans found themselves living though a seminar on the U.S. Constitution. Some days the topic was familiar-sounding if not fully or easily comprehended: impeachment, for example, or the separation of powers. Other days brought revelations. The 25th amendment, it turns out, has a very important Section 4. Many Americans heard for the first time about the previously archaic but suddenly relevant "emoluments" clause. The learning curve has been steep and made more challenging by the popular seduction of "originalism." Besides that folly, there has been a surfeit of mendacity. The pressures on our framework of government grew so intense that learned and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era
           by Jonathan Gienapp (review)
    • Abstract: Largely thanks to law professors and judges, the doctrine of originalism has been a well-known and potent force in American legal and constitutional discourse since the 1980s. All of the variant strains of the doctrine fixate on the language of the United States Constitution, as ratified in 1788, as the operative source for discovering the document's true meaning. Historians, most notably Jack Rakove in his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (New York, 1996), have pushed back against the notion that there were fixed meanings of the Constitution as of the time of the ratification that judges should adhere to when determining the constitutionality of a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family by Sara Georgini
    • Abstract: Sara Georgini identified an excellent subject for a book on the religious lives of the presidential Adams family, from their Puritan ancestors to the childless families of Henry and Brooks Adams at the turn of the twentieth century. As series editor for the multivolume Papers of John Adams, she certainly acquired a sense of the extent and value of the family's private papers across the nineteenth century. She is particularly interested in the relationship between Christianity and American democracy in the Adamses' minds. Her professed goal in the book is to show that the Adamses were representative Americans of their day and that their evolving religious beliefs typify those of their countrymen.Georgini's choice of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Elizabeth Seton: American Saint by Catherine O'Donnell (review)
    • Abstract: At the tip of lower Manhattan—just blocks from Wall Street and overlooking Battery Park—stand two three-story red-brick buildings. Dwarfed by a trio of glass and metal skyscrapers, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary serves as a spiritual home to the neighborhood faithful and an unlikely landmark to female piety amid the hustle and bustle of the city's financial district.The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is home to the New York shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the subject of historian Catherine O'Donnell's marvelous new biography, Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. Born in 1774, just days before the First Continental Congress, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was a New Yorker and a woman of the early republic. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Bible Culture & Authority in the Early United States by Seth Perry
    • Abstract: Seth Perry joins scholars such as Peter Thuesen, Paul Gutjahr, Mark Noll, Lincoln Mullen, Timothy Beal, Candy Brown, David Nord, and John Fea in examining the centrality of the Christian scriptures to American politics, civil society, public discourse, and lived religion. Perry's monograph is deeply theoretical and perhaps unnecessarily dense. The fascinating stories he has uncovered in the archives and elsewhere often take a backseat to his methodological musings. But scholars willing to wade through the academic jargon will be challenged to think differently about the use of the Bible by ordinary Americans in the early republic.Some of the earliest Bible societies in the United States, including the American ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Ungentle Goodnights: Life in a Home for Elderly and Disabled Naval Sailors
           and Marines and the Perilous Seafaring Careers That Brought Them There by
           Christopher McKee (review)
    • Abstract: Ungentle Goodnights is two books in one beautiful package. It is an institutional history of the United States Naval Asylum/Home. It is also a prosopography of many of the hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors and marines who lived there after long careers of active service. The beautiful hardcover package includes a lavish illustration of the asylum in the endpapers. In its beautiful endpapers, as well as the institutional history part of the book, Ungentle Goodnights evokes histories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The prosopographical parts of the book are a "new military history" look at the lives of ordinary men who served in the U.S. Navy of the early American republic.McKee uses records from ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Vagrants and Vagabonds: Poverty and Mobility in the Early American
           Republic by Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan (review)
    • Abstract: In 1820, the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in New York remarked, "public attention has been awakened: the sources of poverty and crime are becoming subjects of daily inquiry" (184). The very same contentions over community and welfare services flash across our headlines every day. Travel bans, issues of immigration, the future of Social Security, and rights to accessible health care are amongst the most debated topics in the current political scene. Studying the very emergence of these crises in early American public life, as well as their legal, political, and economic underpinnings, O'Brassill-Kulfan offers a seminal example that pushes the boundaries of the history of welfare and poverty in Vagrants ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in American Culture by
           Will B. Mackintosh (review)
    • Abstract: Who among us has not occasionally sneered at a tourist' Perhaps it was their attire or the incessant waving of selfie sticks that did it' Or maybe the speed with which they tramped around a cathedral, through a gallery, or past a waterfall that triggered our contempt' As Will B. Mackintosh points out in his new book, scholars have often traced the roots of such condescension back to Daniel Boorstin's excoriating essay, "From Traveller to Tourist: The Lost Art of Travel," written in 1961. But, as Mackintosh demonstrates with clarity, this declension narrative is not the starting point for the powerful dichotomy between tourism and travel. Instead, for Americans, this distinction has its origins in the 1820s and the ... Read More
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  • Native American Log Cabins in the Southeast ed. by Gregory A. Waselkov
    • Abstract: In the anthology Native American Log Cabins in the Southeast, a dozen scholars focus on a phenomenon noted but not thoroughly investigated in any previous study: the proliferation of log cabins across the Native South beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. As explained by editor Gregory A. Waselkov, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of South Alabama, the notched-log cabin, the most simple and widespread component of the built environment across regional, racial, and cultural divides in the South, exemplifies the "creative historical trajectories" (1) through which Native people indigenized technology introduced by newcomers.Waselkov provides context for the collection; explains limitations ... Read More
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  • Of One Mind and Of One Government: The Rise and Fall of the Creek Nation
           in the Early Republi by Kevin Kokomoor (review)
    • Abstract: Historians of Creek society in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often note the political and social dexterity of leaders who confronted the imperial pressures of the southern borderlands. Headmen in both Upper and Lower Creek towns usually charted their own courses as they negotiated alliances and trade pacts with the English, Spanish, and French colonists and officials on their periphery. The decentralized nature of the Creek confederacy, historians argue, allowed them to play the imperial powers off one another, creating breathing space to navigate the profound social and economic changes of that age. Kevin Kokomoor shifts our focus to the decades during and after the American Revolution in his detailed ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley by Rob
           Harper (review)
    • Abstract: In Unsettling the West, Rob Harper offers a new and persuasive interpretation of the forces that drove state-building in the early American West. The work directly challenges many of the assumptions of existing historiography. It demonstrates that violence occurred most often not when government was too weak to impose order and justice on the region, but rather when government had the power to interpose itself in the West. Drawing upon a wide range of published and unpublished records, travel accounts, personal papers, newspapers, and government records, Harper demonstrates that left to themselves colonists—as Harper calls the new Anglo American residents of the West—and Native Americans were able to survive in a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern
           Politics by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, and: Preserving the
           White Man's Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation
           of American Conservatism. by Joshua A. Lynn (review)
    • Abstract: Read together, David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler's The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics and Joshua A. Lynn's Preserving the White Man's Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism offer fascinating bookends to the Age of Jackson. The Heidlers write about the origins of Jacksonian politics, while Lynn focuses on the meaning of Jacksonian Democracy as the Second American Party System unraveled. Both books expertly place Jacksonian politics in fascinating and often troubling context.That no historian has done what the Heidlers undertake in The Rise of Andrew Jackson is amazing given Andrew Jackson's looming presence over the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery by Calvin Schermerhorn
    • Abstract: Historian Calvin Schermerhorn, known for his work tracing American capitalism's rise via the business of slavery, has produced in Unrequited Toil a readable, compact story of American slavery. This accessible, affordable book comes at the perfect moment to serve not only academics but also readers whose interest in the history of slavery has been stoked by recent media like the New York Times' 1619 Project. Characterized by punchy topic sentences and an absorbing pace, the book emphasizes what was robbed from enslaved people—not only stolen wages but also stolen lives and legacies. This approach, which highlights the calculations of the system's managers at every turn, does not, however, translate into a cold ... Read More
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  • Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court by Paul Finkelman
    • Abstract: Once dismissed by historians as an abolitionist conspiracy theory, the "Slave Power" has reemerged onto the scene as a concept newly legitimate. A growing body of scholarship continues to demonstrate that proslavery southerners, aided and abetted by their northern allies, did in fact hold sway over multiple levels of the antebellum federal government. Paul Finkelman's persuasively argued study makes clear that the Supreme Court was no exception in this regard. Stemming from the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures that Finkelman delivered at Harvard University, Supreme Injustice turns to the careers of John Marshall, Joseph Story, and Roger Taney, the court's three leading justices before the Civil War. The book's concern is ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • American Abolitionism: Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times
           into Reconstruction by Stanley Harrold (review)
    • Abstract: There is no shortage of books about abolitionism. But we are short on short books about abolitionism. Stanley Harrold's latest book, American Abolitionism: Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times into Reconstruction, appears to be a more concise option than some of the other recent works covering antislavery and abolitionism during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (I'm glancing warily at Manisha Sinha's masterful, but near 800-page behemoth, The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition [New Haven, CT, 2016], on my shelf.) Despite its lofty title, though, American Abolitionism is not a comprehensive overview of "American Abolitionism." Instead, the book's subtitle provides a far more accurate ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas by
           Aline Helg (review)
    • Abstract: In this ambitious monograph Aline Helg, professor of history at the University of Geneva, offers a comprehensive, nearly exhaustive, overview of slave manumission in the Americas before 1838. Spanning the full breadth of the Americas, Helg looks at the various strategies of emancipation that enslaved people used to escape bondage from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. An impressive and commanding overview of the historiography of comparative slavery and freedom over the past few decades, Slaves No More encompasses literature in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese to render a portrait of emancipation before abolition movements took off in large scale. Throughout, Helg foregrounds the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Webster-Hayne Debate: Defining Nationhood in the Early American
           Republic by Christopher Childers, and: A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise
           of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War by
           Stephen E. Maizlish (review)
    • Abstract: The study of high politics and congressional debates, once foundational to political histories of the early republic, has gone out of fashion in recent years. There are a number of explanations for this trend. As a field, political history has broadened, and political historians have expanded their definitions of politics and political actors, incorporating methodologies from social and cultural history. Furthermore, the bellwether political events of the antebellum United States represent well-tilled ground, making it increasingly challenging for scholars to harvest new insights from familiar topics.Nevertheless, as Christopher Childers and Stephen Maizlish remind us, what politicians said mattered. The language ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T00:00:00-05:00
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