Publications Supported by Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

(MHS Short-term Fellows unless otherwise indicated)


Christine DeLucia (NERFC Fellow). “The Memory Frontier: Uncommon Pursuits of Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip’s War (1675-78).”  Article in Journal of American History to be published in spring 2012 has won the Louis Pelzer Memorial Prize for best article by a graduate student.


Vincent Carretta (MHS-NEH Fellow). Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011).

Margery M. Heffron.  “‘A Fine Romance’: The Courtship Correspondence between Louisa Catherine Johnson and John Quincy Adams,” New England Quarterly 83 (2010):200-218.

Michael Hoberman (MHS-NEH Fellow). New England/New Israel: Jews and Puritans in Early America (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011).

Deborah Kent. “Alice Bache Gould, Brocardian Geography, and Spanish Archives,” LLULL [journal of the Spanish History of Science Society] 34 (2011):189-192.

__________. “Alice Bache Gould: Mathematician in Search of War Work, 1918,” Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, February 2012.

Christine Reiser.  “Rooted in Movement: Spatial Practices and Community Persistence in Native Southwestern New England” (Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 2010).


Edward E. Andrews. “Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British American World, 1640-1780” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 2009).

Michael Les Benedict.  “Lincoln and Constitutional Politics,” Marquette Law Review 93 (2010):1333-1366.

Loren A. Broc.  “Religious Insanity and the Limits of Religious Tolerance in Nineteenth-Century America,” in Kimberly White, ed., Configuring Madness: Representation, Context, and Meaning (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009).

Dana Magill Cooper. “Country by Birth, Country by Marriage: American Women’s Transnational War Efforts in Great Britain, 1895-1918,” in Kimberly Jensen and Erika Kuhlman, eds., Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective (Dordrecht, Neth.: Republic of Letters Publishing, forthcoming).

Gregory Alexander Donofrio.  “‘The Container and the Contained’: Functional Preservation of Historic Food Markets” (Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University, 2009).

Nian-Sheng Huang (MHS-NEH Fellow).  “The Impeachment of Justice Hall,” Massachusetts Historical Review 12 (2010): 101-117.

Adam Jortner (NERFC Fellow).  “Reign of Witches: A Political History of the American Supernatural, 1780-1838” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia, 2009).

__________.  The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Kenneth Minkema.  “ ‘Flee From Idols’: Cotton Mather and the Historical Books,” in Reiner Smolinski and Jan Stievermann, eds., “Biblia Americana”: Historical and Intellectual Contexts in Transatlantic Perspective (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, forthcoming, 2010).

Timothy Mason Roberts.  Distant Revolutionaries: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009).

Kenneth Weisbrode.  The Atlantic Century: Four Generations of Extraordinary Diplomats Who Forged America’s Vital Alliance with Europe (Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2009).

__________, ed.  “Lily Heiliger’s Diary, Berlin, 1989,” Massachusetts Historical Review 12 (2010):119-140.


Elizabeth Bischof. “Women Mentoring Women: Literary Friendships in Turn-of-the Century Boston,” Bostonian Society Newsletter, Spring 2008.

__________.  “‘I am a Catholic just as I am a dweller on the Planet’: John Boyle O’Reilly, Louise Imogen Guiney and a Model of Exceptionalist Catholic Literature in Boston,” in Thomas H. O’Connor, ed., Two Centuries of Faith: The Influence of Catholicism on Boston, 1808-2008 (New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009), 112-144.

Maria Alessandra Bolletino.  “Slavery, War, and Britain’s Atlantic Empire: Black Soldiers, Sailors, and Rebels in the Seven Years’ War” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 2009).

Kelly Erby. “Worthy of Respect: Black Waiters in Boston before the Civil War,” Food and History 5 (2007): 205-218.

Marti Jaye Frank.  “Carrying the Mill: Steam, Waterpower and New England Textile Mills in the 19th Century” (Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 2008).

Ruth Wallis Herndon (MHS-NEH Fellow) and John E. Murray, eds.  Children Bound to Labor: The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009).  Volume includes: Herndon, “‘Proper’ Magistrates and Masters: Binding Out Poor Children in Southern New England, 1720-1820,” 39-51.

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.  “‘Could I Not Do Something for the Cause?’: The Brown Women, Antislavery Reform, and American Memory of Militant Abolitionism” (Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 2009).

Margaret Lowe (NERFC Fellow).  “‘I’m going to tell the truth in this diary though it may sound rather conceited’: Truth, Courtship and Female Identity in the Diary of Marian Lawrence Peabody,” in In Our Own Words: New England Diaries, 1600 to the Present (Boston: Boston University Scholarly Publications, 2009), 27-38.

Francesca Morgan (NERFC Fellow). “Lineage as Capital: Genealogy in Antebellum New England,” New England Quarterly 83 (2010):250-282.

__________.  “A Noble Pursuit? Bourgeois America’s Use of Lineage,” in Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum, eds., Distinction and Identity: Bourgeois Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Heather S. Nathans.  Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861: Lifting the Veil of Black (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

__________.  “Blood will have Blood: Slavery, Violence, and Macbeth in Antebellum America,” in Weyward, Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming December 2009).

__________.  “‘A Course of Learning and Ingenious Studies’: Race, Class, Gender, and Performance in Antebellum American Education,” in Nathans et al., eds., Shakespearean Educations: Power, Citizenship, and Performance (Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, forthcoming 2010).

Elizabeth Pillsbury (NERFC Fellow).  “An American Bouillabaisse: The Ecology, Politics and Economics of Fishing around New York City, 1870-Present” (Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 2009).

Gautham Rao (NERFC Fellow).  “Cities of Ports: The Warehousing Act of 1846 and the Centralization of American Commerce,” Thresholds: The MIT Department of Architecture’s Critical Journal of Architecture, Art, and Media Culture 34 (2007).

__________.  “The Creation of the American State: Customshouses, Law, and Commerce in the Age of Revolution” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 2008).

__________.  “The Federal Posse Comitatus Doctrine: Slavery, Compulsion, and Statecraft in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” Law and History Review 26 (2008).

__________.  “Sailors’ Health and National Wealth: Marine Hospitals in the Early Republic,” Commonplace 9 (October 2008).

James Roberts (MHS Short-term Fellow, 2006-2007, NERFC Fellow, 2007-2008).  “Caribbean Ambitions and Entanglements: A Selection of Massachusetts Family Networks in the British West Indies, 1760-1810,” in Peter Benes, ed., New England and the Caribbean (Boston: Boston University Scholarly Publications, forthcoming).

Lisa Tetrault (NERFC Fellow, 2006-2007, MHS-NEH Long-term Fellow, 2007-2008).  “The Incorporation of American Feminism: Suffragists and the Postbellum Lyceum,” Journal of American History  96(March 2010), 1027-1056.

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai (MHS Short-term Fellow, 2006-2007, NERFC Fellow, 2007-2008).  “The Burden of Their Class: College-Educated New Englanders and Leadership in the Civil War Era” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia, 2010).


Caroline Frank.  “China as Object and Imaginary in the Making of an American Nation” (Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 2008).  Awarded Ralph Gabriel Dissertation Prize by the American Studies Association, 2008.

__________.  Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Glenn Grasso (NERFC Fellow).  “The Maritime Revival: Antimodernity, Class, and Culture, 1870-1940” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 2009).

Siobhan M. Hart.  “High Stakes: A Poly-Communal Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Fort, Deerfield” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, 2009).

David Hsiung (MHS-NEH Fellow).  “Food, Fuel, and the New England Environment in the War for Independence, 1775-1776,” New England Quarterly 80 (2007): 614-654.

Brian Kennedy.  “Global Problems, Parochial Concerns: Urban Catholics, New Deal Politics, and the Crises of the 1930s” (Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 2010).

Will Mackintosh.  “Expected Sights: The Origins of Tourism in the United States” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 2009).

Christopher P. Magra.  “Beyond the Banks: The Integrated Wooden Working World of Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts’ Cod Fisheries,” The Northern Mariner/Le Marin Du Nord 17 (2007): 1-15.

__________.  The Fisherman’s Cause: Atlantic Commerce and Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Jane T. Merritt, “Beyond Boston: Prerevolutionary Activism and the Other American Tea Parties,” in Beatrice Hohenegger, ed., Steeped in History: The Art of Tea (Los Angeles: Fowler Art Museum, 2009), 164-175.

John A. Ruddiman.  “‘A record in the hands of thousands’: Power and Negotiation in the Orderly Books of the Continental Army,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 67 (2010): 747-774.

__________.  “Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Young Men of the Continental Army in Revolutionary War and Peace” (Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 2010).

Susan V. Spellman (NERFC Fellow). “Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940,” Ph.D. dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009.


Shelby M. Balik (NERFC Fellow).  “‘Scattered as Christians Are in This Part of Our Country’: Layfolk’s Reading, Writing, and Religious Community in New England’s Northern Frontier,” New England Quarterly 83 (2010): 607-640.

Beverly K. Brandt (NERFC Fellow).  The Craftsman and the Critic: Defining “Usefulness” and “Beauty” in Arts-and-Crafts Era Boston (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009). Excerpt in American Craft Magazine, fall 2009.

__________.  “Reforming Interior Design in Boston, 1880s-1920s: The Impact of the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts Movements,” Historic New England, forthcoming, fall 2009.

Daniel Cavicchi.  Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2011).

Judith Giesberg.  “Army at Home”: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

Wendy J. Katz.  “Portraits and the Production of the Civil Self in Seventeenth-Century Boston,” Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture 39(2005):101-128.

Heather Miyano Kopelson (MHS Short-term Fellow and NERFC Fellow).  “Performing Faith: Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 2008).

Kathleen Lawrence.  “The Dry-Lighted Soul Ignites: Emerson and His Muse Caroline Sturgis,” Harvard Library Bulletin (Spring 2006).

Amanda Bowie Moniz (MHS Short-term Fellow and NERFC Fellow). “‘Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe’: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 2008).

__________.  “Cosmopolitanism and the Transformation of Early American Philanthropy,” German Historical Institute, Bulletin Supplement 5 (2008): 9-22.

__________.  “Saving the Lives of Strangers: Humane Societies and the Cosmopolitan Provision of Charitable Aid,” Journal of the Early Republic, forthcoming.

__________.  “Philanthropy” entry in The Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (London: Continuum Books, forthcoming).

John C. Orr. “Back to the Future: The Continuing Appeal of The Education of Henry Adams,” Kenyon Review Online (Summer 2008).

Reginald Pitts.  Introduction, commentary, and notes (with P. Gabrielle Foreman) to Harriet E. Wilson, Our Nig, or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, In A Two Story House, North, Showing That Slavery’s Shadows Fall Even There (New York: Penguin Classics, 2005).


Keith Beutler.  “‘Not True to the Extent Supposed’: Early American Evangelicals’ Exaggerated Characterizations of the United States’ Founders as Their Co-Religionists and Lessons for Evangelicals Today,” Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal 4 (2005):19-33.

Matthew Clavin.  “American Toussaints: Symbol, Subversion, and the Black Atlantic Tradition in the American Civil War,” Slavery and Abolition 28 (2007): 87-113.

__________.  “The Second Haitian Revolution: John Brown, Toussaint Louverture, and the Making of the American Civil War,” Civil War History 54(2008): 117-145.

__________.  Toussaint Louverture and the Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2009).

Jason E. Eden. “Negotiating a New Religious World: English Missionaries and American Indians in Colonial Southeastern Massachusetts" (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2006).

__________.  “Gender and Puritan Missions to New England Indians, 1620-1750,” Priscilla Papers 24 (2010).

__________ and Naomi Eden.  “Views of Older Native American Adults in Colonial New England,” Cross-Cultural Gerontology 25 (2010): 285-298.

Ellen Gruber Garvey (MHS-NEH Fellow).  “Anonymity, Authorship and Recirculation: A Civil War Episode,” Book History (2006): 159-178.

Judith S. GrahamOut Here at the Front: The World War I Letters of Nora Saltonstall (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004).

Woody Holton (NERFC Fellow, 2003-2004, MHS-NEH Fellow, 2004-2005).  “Did the Constitution Save the Economy?” Journal of American History 42 (2005): 442-469.

__________.  “ An ‘Excess of Democracy’—Or a Shortage? Rebels, Paternalists, and the Creation of the Constitution,” Journal of the Early Republic 25 (2005): 339-382.

__________.  Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (New York: Hill & Wang, 2007). National Book Award finalist.

__________.  Abigail Adams: A Life (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009).  Bancroft Prize winner, 2010.

Christopher Lukasik.  “The Face of the Public,” Early American Literature 39 (2004): 413-465.

__________.  “Breeding and Reading: Chesterfieldian Civility in the Early Republic,” in Shirley Samuels, ed., A Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), 158-168.

__________.  “‘The Vanity of Physiognomy’: Dissimulation and Discenment in Charles Brockden Brown’s Ormond,” Amerikastudien/American Studies 50 (2005): 485-505.

__________.  Discerning Characters: Distinction and the Face in American Culture, 1775-1850 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2010).

Charlotte Mires, “The Lure of New England and the Search for the Capitol of the World,” New England Quarterly 79 (2006): 37-64.

David Silverman (NERFC Fellow).  “The Curse of God: An Idea and Its Origins among the Indians of New York’s Revolutionary Frontier,” William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser., 66 (2009): 495-534.

__________ .  Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010).

__________.   “To Become a Chosen People: The Missionary Work and Missionary Spirit of the Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians, 1775-1835,” in Joel W. Martin and Mark Nicholas, eds., Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of Early American Religious Landscape (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming 2010).

Owen Stanwood.  “Unlikely Imperialist: The Baron of Saint-Castin and the Transformation of the Northeastern Borderlands,” French Colonial History 5 (2004):43-61.

Robert Strong. “The 88 Hearts of Wm. Adams, “ “Visible,” “A Bold Plea for the Easement of Suffering of these Confessed and Reading Red Saints,” 5 (April 2005).

__________.  Puritan Spectacle (Denver: Elixir Press, 2006).


Frances Clarke.  “So Lonesome I Could Die: Nostalgia and Debates over Emotional Control in the Civil War North,” Journal of Social History 41 (2007): 253-283.

__________. “‘The Least Deserving Frequently Blow the Loudest Trumpet’: Remembering Northern Women’s Participation in the American Civil War,” Journal of Women’s History, forthcoming 2009.

__________.  Worthy Sufferers and Good Samaritans: The Cultural Response to Carnage in the Civil War North (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2010).

Kate Davies.  Catherine Macaulay and Mercy Otis Warren: The Revolutionary Atlantic and the Politics of Gender (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

__________.  “Revolutionary Letters: Reading Catherine Macaulay and Mercy Otis Warren,” Women’s Writing (2006).

Frank A. Guridy.  Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African-Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

Ivan Jaksic (MHS-NEH Fellow).  The Hispanic World and American Intellectual Life, 1820-1880 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).  Published in Spanish as Ven conmigo a la España lejana: Los intelectuales norteanericanos ante el mundo hispano, 1820-1880 (Santiago and Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económico, 2007).

__________, ed.  William H. Prescott, Vida de Carlos V Tras Su Abdicación (n.p.: Urgoiti Editores, 2010).

J. M. Mancini, Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).

__________.  “Worlds,” American Art 23(2009): 18-19.

Matthew G. McKenzie, “Vocational Science and the Politics of Independence: The Boston Marine Society, 1754-1812” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 2003).

__________.  “Salem as Athenaeum: Academic Learning and Vocational Knowledge in the Early Republic” in Dane Anthony Morrison and Nancy Lusignan Schultz, eds., Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004).

__________.  “Navigating Federalism: Federalists, the Boston Marine Society, and the Establishment of Federal Authority in Boston, 1789-1792,” Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord 16, no. 3 (2006): 1-14.

Stephen Mihm (NERFC Fellow).  A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007).

Jason M. Opal (NERFC Fellow).  Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

Michael J. Rawson.  “The Nature of Water: Reform and the Antebellum Crusade for Municipal Water in Boston,” Environmental History 9(2004): 411-435.

__________.  “Nature and the City: Boston and the Construction of the American Metropolis, 1820-1920” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2005).

__________.  “What Lies Beneath: Science, Nature, and the Making of Boston Harbor,” Journal of Urban History 9(2004): 675-697.  Reprinted in Anthony N. Penna and Conrad Edick Wright, eds., Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).

__________.  Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston (Cambridge, Mass., 2010) Pulitzer Prize finalist in history, 2011.

Walter Woodward (MHS-NEH Fellow).  Bruce D. White and _________, “A Most Exquisite Fellow: William White and an Atlantic World Perspective on the Seventeenth-Century Chymical Furnace,” Ambix: Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry 54 (2007): 285-298.

__________.  “Captain John Smith and the Campaign for New England: A Case Study in Modern Place Branding,” New England Quarterly 81(2008): 91-125.

__________.  “Incline Your Second Ear This Way: Song as a Cultural Mediator in Moravian Mission Towns,” in A.G. Roeber, ed., Ethnographies and Exchanges: Native Americans, Moravians, and Catholics in Early North America (University Park, Penn.: Penn State University Press, 2008), 125-142.

__________.  Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture (1606-1676) (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009).


Christopher J. Bilodeau.  “The Economy of War: Violence, Religion, and the Wabanaki Indians in the Mainer Borderlands” (Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University, 2006).

Denver Brunsman.  “The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 2004).

__________.  “The Knowles Atlantic Impressment Riots of the 1740s,” Early American Studies 5 (2007): 324-366.

__________.  The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, forthcoming).

Benjamin L. Carp.  Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution (New York, Oxford University Press, 2007).

James Delbourgo.  A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders: Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2006).

__________ co-ed. with Nicholas Dew.  Science and Empire in the Atlantic World  (New York: Routledge, 2008).

Ruth Wallis Herndon (NERFC Fellow) and Ella Wilcox Sekatau. “Pauper Apprenticeship in Narragansett Country: A Different Name for Slavery in Early New England,” in Slavery/Antislavery in New England, ed. Peter Benes (Boston: Boston University Scholarly Publications, 2005), 56-70.

Karen Leroux.  “Veterans of the Schools: Women’s Work in U.S. Public Education, 1865-1902,” Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, 2005.

__________.  “‘Lady Teachers’ and the Genteel Roots of Teacher Organization in Gilded Age Cities,” History of Education Quarterly 46(2006): 164-191.

__________.  “‘Unpensioned Veterans’: Women Teachers and the Politics of Public Service in the Late Nineteenth-Century United States,” Journal of Women’s History 21(2009): 35-63.

Joan Radner (NERFC Fellow).  “Mrs. Editress v. The Village Store Court of Law: Women’s Public Discourse in Rural Postbellum Maine,” in Marli F. Weiner, ed., Of Place and Gender: Women in Maine (Orono: University of Maine Press, 2005), 133-160.

__________.  “‘The Speaking Eye and the Listening Ear’: Orality, Literacy, and Manuscript Traditions in Northern New England Villages,” in Sandra Gustafson, ed., Cultural Narratives (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming 2009).


Louis Arthur Norton.  “The Penobscot Expedition: A Tale of Two Indicted Patriots,” The Revere House Gazette 60(2000):1-6.

__________.  “The Penobscot Expedition and the Court Martial of a Connecticut Patriot,” Connecticut History 41(2002): 115-118.

__________.  “Dudley Saltonstall and the Penobscot Expedition,” Connecticut History 42(2003):19-39.

__________.  “The Penobscot Expedition: A Tale of Two Indicted Patriots,” Northern Mariner 16(2006): 1-28.

__________. Captains Contentious: The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2009).

Joshua M. Smith (MHS Short-Term Fellow, 2000-2001; NERFC Fellow, 2002-2003).  “Humbert’s Paradox: The Global Context of Smuggling in the Bay of Fundy,” in Stephen Hornsby and John Reid, eds., New England and Atlantic Canada: Connections and Comparisons (McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston, 2005).

__________.  Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006).

__________.  Blockhouse and Battery: A History of Fort Edgecomb (Edgecomb, Me.: Friends of Fort Edgecomb, 2009).

__________.  “Maine’s Embargo Forts,” Maine History 44(2009): 143-154.

Reiner Smolinski.  “Authority and Interpretation: Cotton Mather’s Response to the European Spinozists,” in Arthur Williamson and Allan MacInnes, eds., Shaping the Stuart World, 1603-1714: The Atlantic Connection (Leiden: Brill, 2006), 175-203.

__________, ed.  Cotton Mather, Biblia Americana (Tübingen, 2010- ), vol. 1, Genesis (2010).

Tamara Plakins Thornton.  “‘The Intelligent Mariner’: Nathaniel Bowditch, The Science of Navigation, and the Art of Upward Mobility in the Maritime World,” New England Quarterly 79 (2006): 609-635.

__________. “Relics in the Sacred Cause of Liberty: A Civil War Memorial Cabinet and the Victorian Logic of Collecting,” in Peter Benes, ed.,  New England Collectors and Collecting (Boston: Boston University Scholarly Publications, 2006).

__________.  “A ‘Great Machine’ or a “Beast of Prey’: A Boston Corporation and Its Rural Debtors in an Age of Capitalist Transformation,” Journal of the Early Republic 27 (2007): 567-597.

Christopher J. Young.  “Contests of Opinion: The Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary America,” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001.

Richard J. John and __________, “Rites of Passage: Postal Petitioning as a Tool of Governance in the Age of Federalism,” in Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon, eds., The House and Senate in the 1790s: Petitioning, Lobbying, and Institutional Development (Athens, O.: Ohio University Press, 2002), 100-138.


Jonathan Beecher Field.  Errands into the Metropolis: New England Dissidents in Revolutionary London (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2009).

Marsha L. Hamilton.  Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2009).

Samuel J. Martland.  “Cuando el gas pasó de moda: la elite de Valparaíso y la tecnología urbana, 1843-1863” EURE 83 (2002): 67-81.

Sarah Messer.  Red House: Being a Mostly Accurate Account of New England’s Oldest Continuously Lived-In House (New York: Viking, 2004).

Andrew K. Sandoval-StrauszHotel: An American History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

Karen Woods Weierman.  “Reading and Writing Hope Leslie: Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Indian Connections,” New England Quarterly 75 (2002): 415-443.

__________.  “A Slave Story I Began and Abandoned: Sedgwick’s Antislavery Manuscript,” in Lucinda Damon-Bach and Victoria Clements, eds.,  Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003), 119-140.


Leslie Butler.  “Investigating the ‘Great American Mystery’: Theory and Style in Henry Adams’s Political Reform Moment,” in William Merrill Decker and Earl N. Harbert, eds., Henry Adams & the Need to Know (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2005), 80-103.

__________.  Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

Alison Games.  Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999).

Sally E. HaddenSlave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001).

__________.  “Benjamin Lynde, Junior: Servant of the Commonwealth,” Massachusetts Legal History 9 (2003): 1-16.

__________.  “Fragmented Laws of Slavery in the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras,” in Christopher Tomlins and Michael Grossberg, eds., Cambridge History of Law in America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 1:253-287, 646-657.

Timothy P. McCarthy.  “‘To Plead Our Own Cause’: Black Print Culture and the Origins of American Abolitionism,” in Timothy P. McCarthy and John Stauffer, eds., Prophets of Protest: Reconsiderations of the History of American Abolitionism (New York: New Press, 2006), 114-146.

__________.  “A Culture of Dissent: American Abolitionism and the Ordeal of Equality” (Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 2006).

__________.  A Democracy of Letters: American Abolitionism and the Struggle for Equality (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Walter L. Sargent.  “The Continental Soldier” in Keith Krawczynski, ed., History in Dispute: The American Revolution (Farmington Hills, Mich.,: St. James Press, 2003).

__________.  “Answering the Call to Arms: The Social Composition of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Massachusetts, 1775-1783,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2004.

__________.  “Mobilization: The War for Independence” in John Resch, ed., Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront (New York: Macmillan, 2004).

__________.  “Colonial Militia Systems” in Peter Karsten, ed., Encyclopedia of War and American Society (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005).

__________.  “Mobilization, Massachusetts,” in Boatner’s Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, rev. ed. (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2006).

__________.  “The Massachusetts Rank and File of 1777,” in John Resch and Walter L. Sargent, eds., War and Society in the American Revolution: Mobilization and Home Fronts (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007).

David Silverman.  “The Church in New England Indian Community Life: A View from the Islands and Cape Cod,” in Colin G. Calloway and Neal Salisbury eds., Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2003).

__________.  “‘We chuse to be bounded’: Indian Animal Husbandry in Colonial New England,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 60(2003):511-548.

__________.  “Indians, Missionaries, and Religious Translation: Creating Wampanoag Christianity in Seventeenth-Century Martha’s Vineyard,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 62(2005):141-175.

__________.  Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha’s Vineyard, 1600-1871 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Kirsten Sword.  “Remembering Dinah Nevil: Strategic Deceptions in Eighteenth-Century Antislavery,” Journal of American History 97 (2010):315-343

__________.  Wives not Slaves: Marriage and the Invention of the Modern Order (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2011).

Douglas L. Wilson.  “Jefferson Unbound,” Preservation 53 (2001): no. 6, pp. 48-53.


Max Cavitch. “The Man Who Was Used Up: Poetry, Particularity, and the Politics of Remembering George Washington,” American Literature 75( 2003):247-274.

__________.  American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Carolyn Eastman.  “The Indian Censures the White Man: ‘Indian Eloquence’ and American Reading Audiences in the Early Republic,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 65 (2008): 535-564.

__________.  A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).  SHEAR award for best first book, 2010.

__________.  “Fight Like a Man’: Gender and Rhetoric in the Early Nineteenth-Century Peace Movement,” American Nineteenth-Century History 10(2009): forthcoming, September 2009.

Janet Greenlees.  Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780-1860 (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2007).

Robert Martello (MHS Fellow, 1997-1998 and 1998-1999).  Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Rise of American Enterprise (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).

Heather S. Nathans.  Early American Theatre from the Revolution to Thomas Jefferson: Into the Hands of the People (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Jenny Hale Pulsipher, “‘Our Sages are Sageless’: A Letter on Massachusetts Indian Policy after King Philip’s War,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 58 (2001): 431-448.

__________.  “‘Subjects unto the Same King’: New England Indians and Royal Authority,” Massachusetts Historical Review 5(2003): 29-57.

__________.  Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

__________.  “‘Dark Cloud Rising in the East’: Indian Sovereignty and the Coming of King William’s War in New England,” New England Quarterly 80 (2007): 588-613.

__________.  “Playing John White,” in Joshua Bellin and Laura Mielke, eds., Native Acts: Indian Performance in Early America (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming).

Roger Thompson.  Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001).

Kariann Akemi Yokota.  Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).


Wayne K. Bodle.  The Valley Forge Winter: Civilians and Soldiers in War (University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002).

Juniper Ellis.  Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).

Karen L. Kilcup.  “The Domestic Abroad: Cross-Class (Re)Visions of Europe and America,” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers (1999): 22-36.

__________, ed.  From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002).

Peter Way.  “Soldiers of Misfortune: New England Regulars and the Fall of Oswego, 1755-56,” Massachusetts Historical Review 3 (2001):49-88.

__________.  “The Cutting Edge of Culture: British Soldiers Encounter Native Americans in the French and Indian War,” in Martin Daunton and Rick Halpern, eds., Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous People, 1600-1850 (London: University College of London Press, 1999, and Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).

__________.  “Rebellion of the Regulars: Working Soldiers and the Mutiny of 1763-1764, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 57 (2000):761-792.

__________.  “Class and the Common Soldier in the Seven Years’ War,” Labor History 44 (2003):455-481.

Rachel Wheeler. “‘Friends to Your Souls’: Jonathan Edwards’ Indian Pastorate and the Doctrine of Original Sin,” Church History 72(2003), 736-765.

__________.  “Hendrick Aupaumut: Christian Mahican Prophet, Journal of the Early Republic 25 (2005):187-220.

__________.  To Live Upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008).


Catherine Allgor.  Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000).

__________.  “‘A Lady Will Have More Influence’: Women and Patronage in Early Washington City,” in Alison M. Parker and Stephanie Cole, eds., Women and the Unstable State in Nineteenth-Century America (College Station: Texas A. & M. University Press, 2000), 37-60.

__________.  “Queen Dolley Saves Washington City,” Washington History 12(2000): 54-69.

__________.  Report to the First Lady (Huntington, N.Y.: NOVA History Publications, 2001), 17-23.

__________.  “A Queen in the People’s Palace: Dolley Madison Creates the White House,” in William Seale, ed., White House Bicentennial Volume (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002), 20-33.

__________.  “Political Parties: First Ladies and Social Events in the Formation of the Federal Government,” in Robert P. Watson and Anthony J. Esterowicz, eds., The Presidential Companion: Readings on the Political Significance of First Ladies (DeKalb, Ill.,: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003), 35-53.

__________.  “Federal Patronage in the Early Republic: The Role of Women in Washington, D.C.,” in Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon, eds., Establishing Congress: The Removal to Washington, D.C., and the Election of 1800 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005), 102-127.

__________.  Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation (New York: Henry Holt, 2006).

James D. Drake.  King Philip’s War: Civil War in New England, 1675-1676 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999).

Joanne B. Freeman.  Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Anne S. Lombard.  Making Manhood: Growing Up Male in Colonial New England (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003).

Daniel R. Mandell.  Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996).

__________.  “Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity: Indian-Black Intermarriage in Southern New England, 1760-1880,” Journal of American History 85 (1998): 466-501.

__________.  “‘We, as a tribe, will rule ourselves’: Mashpees’ Struggle for Autonomy, 1745-1840,” in Colin G. Calloway and Neal Salisbury, eds., Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2003), 299-340.

__________.  “The Indian’s Pedigree (1794): Indians, Folklore, and Race in Southern New England,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 61 (2004): 519-536.

__________.  “‘The times are exceedingly altered’: The Revolution and Southern New England Indians,” in Jack Camposi, ed. Eighteenth-Century Native Communities of Southern New England in the Colonial Context (Ledyard, Ct.: Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 2005).

__________.  “Subaltern Indians, Race, and Class in Early America,” in Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith, eds., Class Matters: Early North Americans and the Atlantic World (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 49-61.

__________.  Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Sothern New England, 1780-1880 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).

__________.  “Eager Partners in Reform: Indians and Fredrick Baylies in Southern New England, 1780-1840,” in Joel Martin and Mark Nicholas, eds., Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of Early America’s Religious Landscape (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).

Richard S. Newman.  The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002).

Howard M. Wach.  “A Boston Feminist in the Victorian Sphere: The Social Criticism of Caroline Healey Dall,” New England Quarterly 68 (1995): 429-450.


Francis J. Bremer.  John Winthrop: America’s Forgotten Founding Father (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Matthew P. Brown.  The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).

Daniel Cavicchi.  “Loving Music: Listeners, Entertainments, and the Origins of Music Fandom in the Nineteenth Century,” in Cornell Sandvoss, Jonathan Gray, and C. Lee Harrington, eds., Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World (New York: New York University Press, 2007), 235-249.

__________.  Listening and Longing: Audiences, Consumption, and Musicality in America, 1835-1885 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, forthcoming).

Stephen P. Rice.  “Making Way for the Machine: Maezel’s Automaton Chess-Player and Antebellum American Culture,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 106(1994): 1-16.

__________.  Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

Richard M. Valelly.  “Partisan Entrepreneurship and Policy Windows: George Frisbie Hoar and the 1890 Federal Elections Bill,” in Stephen Skowronek and Matthew Glassman, eds., Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 126-149.

Ronald J. Zboray (MHS Short-term Fellow) and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Books, Reading, and the World of Goods in Antebellum New England,” American Quarterly 48 (1996): 587-622.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray. “Political News and Female Readership in Antebellum Boston and Its Region,” Journalism History 22 (1996): 2-14.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “The Boston Book Trades, 1789-1850: A Statistical and Geographical Analysis,” in Conrad Edick Wright and Katheryn P. Viens, eds., Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1700-1850 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997), 211-267.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Whig Women, Politics, and Culture in the Campaign of 1840: Three Perspectives from Massachusetts,” Journal of the Early Republic 17 (1997): 297-314.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “The Romance of Fisherwomen in Antebellum New England,” American Studies 39 (1998): 5-30.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Transcendentalism in Print: Production, Dissemination, and Common Reception,” in Charles Capper and Conrad Edick Wright, eds., Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1999), 310-381.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Gender Slurs in Boston’s Partisan Press During the 1840s,” Journal of American Studies 34 (2000): 413-445.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Cannonballs and Books: Reading and the Disruption of Social Ties on the New England Homefront,” in The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War, ed. Joan Cashin (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002), 237-261.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Between ‘Crockery-dom’ and Barnum: Boston’s Chinese Museum, 1845-1847,” American Quarterly 56 (2004): 271-307.

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People’s History of the Mass Market Book (New York: Routledge, 2005).

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Everyday Ideas: Socioliterary Experience Among Antebellum New Englanders (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006).

__________ and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Voices without Votes: Women and Politics in Antebellum New England (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, forthcoming 2010).


Christopher Clark.  The Communitarian Moment: The Radical Challenge of the Northampton Association (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).

Paul Charles Gutjahr.  An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).

Jill Lepore.  The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity (New York: Knopf, 1998).

Sheila McIntyre, ‘“I Heare it so Variously Reported’: News-Letters, Newspapers, and the Ministerial Network in New England, 1670-1730,” New England Quarterly 71 (1998): 593-614.

__________ and Len Travers, eds., The Correspondence of John Cotton Jr. (1639-1699) (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2009).

Stephen Nissenbaum.  The Battle for Christmas (New York: Knopf, 1996)

__________.  “Christmas in Early New England, 1620-1820,” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 106 (1996): 79-164.

Michael Sappol.  “Sammy Tubbs and Doctor Hubbs: Anatomical Dissection, Minstrelsy, and the Technology of Self-Making in Post-Bellum America,” Configurations 4 (1996): 131-183.

__________.  “The Cultural Politics of Anatomy in 19th-century America: Death, Dissection, and Embodied Social Identity” (Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1997).

__________.  “A traffic of dead bodies”: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002).

__________.  “The Anatomical Mission to Burma: How the Anatomical Body Became Our Body,” Science Oct. 10, 200.

Nuala Zahedieh.  “London and the Colonial Consumer in the Late Seventeenth Century,” Economic History Review 47 (1994): 239-261.


James J. Connolly.  “Reconstituting Ethnic Politics: Boston, 1909-1925,” Social Science History 19 (1995): 479-509.

__________.  “The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism: Boston Political Culture, 1900-1925” (Ph.D. dissertation, Brandeis University, 1995).

__________.   The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism: Urban Political Culture in Boston, 1900-1925 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998).

__________.  “The Dimensions of Progressivism,” in Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, ed., Historians at Work: Who Were the Progressives? (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2002), 169-192.

__________.  “Beyond the Machine: Martin Lomasney and Ethnic Politics,” in Reed Ueda and Conrad Edick Wright, eds., Faces of Community: Immigrant Massachusetts, 1840-2000 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003), 189-218.

__________.  “The Public Good and the Problem of Pluralism in Lincoln Steffens’ Civic Imagination,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 4 (2005): 125-147.

Ernest Freeberg.  “‘More Important Than a Rabble of Common Kings’: Dr. Howe’s Education of Laura Bridgman,” History of Education Quarterly 34(1994).

__________.  The Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001).

Kristin L. Hoganson.  “The Manly Ideal of Politics and the Imperialist Impulse” (Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 1995).

__________.  Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998).

__________.  “‘As Badly off as the Filipinos’: U.S. Woman Suffragists and Turn-of-the-Century U.S. Imperialism,” Journal of Women’s History 13 (2001): 9-33.

__________.  “‘Honor Comes First’: The Imperatives of Manhood in the Congressional Debate over War,” in Virginia M. Bouvier, ed., Whose America? The War of 1898 and the Battles to Define the Nation (Westport, Ct.: Praeger, 2001), 123-146.

__________.  “Harvard Men: From Dudes to Rough Riders,” in Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, ed., Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), 117-128.

__________.  “Male Degeneracy and the Allure of the Philippines,” in John Hollitz, ed., Thinking Through the Past, 3rd ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005), 2:85-91.

Phyllis Whitman Hunter.  Purchasing Identity in the Atlantic World: Massachusetts Merchants, 1670-1780 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001).

Lisa B. Lubow.  “From Carpenter to Capitalist: The Business of Building in Postrevolutionary Boston” in Conrad Edick Wright and Katheryn P. Viens, Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1700-1850 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997), 181-209.

Susan Rather.  “Carpenter, Tailor, Shoemaker, Artist: Copley and Portrait Painting around 1770,” Art Bulletin 79(1997), 269-290.

Barbara McLean Ward.  “Boston Artisan Entrepreneurs of the Goldsmithing Trade in the Decades before the Revolution,” in Conrad Edick Wright and Katheryn P. Viens, eds., Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1700-1850 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997), 23-37.


David Bosse.  “Osgood Carleton, Mathematical Practitioner of Boston,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 107 (1995): 141-164.

__________.  “‘To Promote Useful Knowledge’: An Accurate Map of the Four New England States by John Norman and John Coles,” Imago Mundi 52 (2000): 143-157.

Louise A. Breen.  “Religious Radicalism in the Puritan Officer Corps: Heterodoxy, the Artillery Company, and Cultural Integration in Seventeenth-Century Boston,” New England Quarterly 68 (1995): 3-43.

__________.  Transgressing the Bounds: Subversive Enterprises among the Seventeenth-Century Puritan Elite, 1630-1692 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Charles P. Hanson.  Necessary Virtue: The Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998).

David A. Johnson.  Imprints: A Brief History of First Parish in Brookline (Brookline: First Parish, 1993).

Alfred G. Litton.  “Emerson and the Examiner Club: An Unpublished Conversation,” New England Quarterly 67 (1994): 476-486.

Erik R. Seeman.  Pious Persuasions: Laity and Clergy in Eighteenth-Century New England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).

John Wood Sweet.  “The Liberal Dilemma and the Demise of the Town Church: Ezra Ripley’s Pastorate in Concord, 1778-1841,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 104 (1992): 73-109.

__________.  Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).


Keith R. Burich.  “Henry Adams and the Rise and Fall of the Luminiferous Ether,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 107 (1995): 57-84.

Sarah Deutsch.  Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Dorothy Emerson.  Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform, 1776-1936 (Boston: Skinner House, 2000).

Wendy Gamber.  The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997).

Susan-Mary Grant.  North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000).

Paul C. Nagel.  John Quincy Adams: Public Life, Private Life (New York: Knopf, 1997).

Richard J. Ross.  “The Legal Past of Early New England: Notes for the Study of Law, Legal Culture, and Intellectual History,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 50 (1993): 28-41.

Jayne E. Triber. “A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere” (Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 1995).

__________.  A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998).

Howard M. Wach.  ‘“Expansive Intellect and Moral Agency’: Public Culture in Antebellum Boston,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 107 (1995): 30-56.


Sargent Bush, ed.  The Correspondence of John Cotton (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Patricia Cleary. ‘“Who shall say we have not equal abilitys with the Men when Girls of 18 years of age discover such great capacitys?’: Women of Commerce in Boston, 1750-1776,” in Conrad Edick Wright and Katheryn P. Viens, eds., Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1700-1850 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997), 39-61.

__________.  Elizabeth Murray: A Woman’s Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-Century America (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000).

Helen R. Deese.  “Caroline H. Dall: Recorder of the Boston Intellectual Scene,” Documentary Editing 12 (1990): 83-86.

__________.  “A New England Women’s Network: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Caroline Healey Dall, and Delia S. Bacon,” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 8 (1991): 77-91.

__________.  “‘Tending the Sacred Fires’: Theodore Parker and Caroline Healey Dall,” Proceedings of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society 33 (1995): 22-38.

__________.  “Emerson from a Feminist Perspective: The Caroline H. Dall Journals,” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 12 (1995): 1-8.

__________.  “Caroline Healey Dall,” in Wesley T. Mott, ed., Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1996), 60-62.

__________.  “‘A Liberal Education’: Caroline Healey Dall and Emerson,” in Wesley T. Mott and Robert Burkholder, Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1996), 237-260.

__________.  “Transcendentalism from the Margins: The Experience of Caroline Healey Dall,” in Charles Capper and Conrad Edick Wright, Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1999), 527-547.

__________.  “Caroline Healey Dall: Transcendentalist Activist,” in Kriste Lindenmeyer, ed., Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Women in American History (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 2000), 59-71.

__________.  “‘My life . . . reads to me like a Romance’: The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall,” Massachusetts Historical Review 3 (2001): 116-137.

__________.  “Caroline Healey Dall and the American Women’s Movement, 1848-75,” American Nineteenth Century History 3 (2002): 1-28.

__________.  “Louisa May Alcott’s Moods: A New Archival Discovery,” New England Quarterly 76 (2003): 439-455.

__________, ed.  Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth Century Woman, Caroline Healey Dall (Boston: Beacon Press, 2005).

__________, ed.  Selected Journals of Caroline Healey Dall, 4 vols. (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006- ), vol. 1 to date.

Charles A. Howe.  “Materials at the Massachusetts Historical Society for the Study of Universalist History,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 101 (1989): 117-119.

__________. “How Human an Enterprise: The First Universal Society in Boston during the Ministry of John Murray,” Proceedings of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society, vol. 23, pt. 1 (1990-1991):19-34.

__________.  The Larger Faith: A Short History of American Universalism (Boston: Skinner House Books, 1993).

Paula M. Kane.  Separatism and Subculture: Boston Catholicism, 1900-1920 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994).

Eric G. Nellis. “Working Lives of the Rural Middle Class in Provincial Massachusetts,” Labor History 36 (1995).

__________ and Anne Decker Cecere, eds. The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2007).

Sharon V. Salinger.  Taverns and Drinking in Early America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).

__________  and Cornelia H. Dayton.  Warning Out: Robert Love Searches for Strangers in Pre-Revolutionary Boston (Boston: Beacon Press: forthcoming, 2010).

Laetitia Yeandle, ed. (with Richard S. Dunn), The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996).

David A. Zonderman.  Aspirations and Anxieties: New England Workers and the Mechanized Factory System, 1815-1850 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).


John E. Crowley.  Privileges of Independence: Neomercantilism and the American Revolution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).

Margaret E. Newell.  “Robert Child and the Entrepreneurial Vision: Economy and Ideology in Early New England,” New England Quarterly 68 (1995): 223-256.

__________.  “A Revolution in Economic Thought: Currency and Development in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts,” in Conrad Edick Wright and Katheryn P. Viens, eds., Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1700-1850 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997), 1-21.

__________.  From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).

Simon P. Newman.  Vue D’Amerique: La Revolution Française Jugée Par Les Americains, co-edited with Jean-Pierre Dormois (Paris: Edition France-Empire, 1989).

__________.  “American Popular Culture in the Age of the French Revolution,” Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 1991.

__________.  “Principles or Men? George Washington and the Political Culture of National Leadership, 1776-1802,” Journal of the Early Republic 12 (1992): 477-507.

__________.  Parades and Politics of the Street: Festive Culture in the Early American Republic (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997).

__________.  “‘Friends of Equality and of the French Revolution’: Toasts and Popular Opposition to George Washington’s Foreign Policy,” in Marie-Jeanne Rossignol and Lucia Bergamasco, eds., L’Amerique Aux Républiques: Les Cahiers Charles V (Paris: Institut d’Études Anglophones, University of Paris VII, 2005), 131-162.

Harold E. Selesky.  War and Society in Colonial Connecticut (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).


Paul A. Gilje.  “The Extent of Freedom for American Waterfront Workers in the Age of Revolution,” in David Thomas Konig, ed., Possessing Liberty: The Conditions of Freedom in the New American Republic (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995), 109-140.

__________.  “On the Waterfront: Maritime Workers in New York City in the Early Republic, 1800-1850,” New York History 77 (1996): 395-426.

__________.  “Liberty and Loyalty: The Ambiguous Patriotism of Jack Tar in the American Revolution,” Pennsylvania History 67 (2000):165-193.

__________.  Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003).

Jean M. O’Brien.  Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Peter R. Virgadamo.  “Urban Poverty and Church Charity in Colonial Boston,” Discussion Paper, no. 896, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin—Madison.


Colin Nicolson.  “Governor Francis Bernard, the Massachusetts Friends of Government, and the Advent of the Revolution,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 103(1991): 24-113.

 __________.  “‘McIntosh, Otis & Adams are our demagogues’: Nathaniel Coffin and the Loyalist Interpretation of the Origins of the American Revolution,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 108 (1996): 73-114.

__________.  The “Infamas Govenor”: Francis Bernard and the Origins of the American Revolution (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000).

__________, ed.  The Papers of Francis Bernard: Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760-69, 4 vols. (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2007- ), vol. 1 to date.

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