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Volume 14, Number 3: Spring, 2014
Roundtable: The American Revolution Reborn
Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman Introduction: The Conception of a Conference
Trevor Burnard The American Revolution, the West Indies, and the Future of Plantation British America
Edward Countryman What Changed During the American Revolution?
Kathleen DuVal A Revolutionary Future
Christine Leigh Heyrman Religion, Revolution, and the Early Republic Revisited
David Hsiung The Rich Diversity of the Edge
Marjoleine Kars Opting Out
Li Jianming The Prospect and Challenges of Rewriting the History of the American Revolution
Margaretta M. Lovell Art, Violence, and the American Revolution
Marcus Rediker "Human Fire Fierce Glowing" Comments on the American Revolution Reborn
Claudio Saunt Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century Comments on the American Revolution Reborn
Thomas P. Slaughter Whose Side Are You On? Or, Pitt and the Pendulum
Peter Thompson Local Safety, National Violence
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Revolution Reborn Revolution and Civil War
Conference Video Highlights
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Volume 14, Number 2: Winter, 2014
Special Issue: The Civil War at 150
Kevin M. Levin and Megan Kate Nelson Introduction
Adam Arenson Back to the Battlefield
Judith Giesberg The Emilie Davis Diaries Project
John Hennessy Touchstone
Matthew C. Hulbert The Regularly Irregular War
Caroline E. Janney Civil War Veterans and the Limits of Reconciliation
Ari Kelman For Liberty and Empire
Chris Lese Teaching Civil War Memory
Anne Marshall "Gettysburg Wasn't His First Address"
Mary Niall Mitchell All Things Were Working Together for My Deliverance
Manisha Sinha Memory as History, Memory as Activism
Stephen Berry Afterword
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Volume 14, Number 1: Fall, 2013
Lara Langer Cohen "The Emancipation of Boyhood"
Marie Tyler-McGraw and Dwight T. Pitcaithley The Lemmon Slave Case
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Volume 13, Number 4: Summer, 2013
Susanna Ashton "A Genuine Article"
Joshua Britton Tragedy, Welfare, and Reform
Edward M. Griffin A Loyalist Guarded, Re-guarded, and Disregarded
Kacy Tillman What is a Female Loyalist?
Abigail Walthausen An Americana of Tools and Manners
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Volume 13, Number 3: Spring, 2013
Jack Larkin What He Did For Love
Marion Rust An 'Epidemical Distemper'
Amanda Taylor-Montoya There is No There There
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Volume 13, Number 2: Winter, 2013: Special Issue On Music
Tunebook: Hesperus | Newberry Consort | David and Ginger Hildebrand
Norumbega Harmony | Christian Wig
Christine DeLucia The Sound of Violence
Glenda Goodman Musical Sleuthing in Early America
Myron Gray French Revolutionary Song for Federal Philadelphia
April Masten Partners in Time
Jeanne Eller McDougall Meeting, Merriment, and Massacre
Carol Medlicott "Let's mingle our feelings"
Nara L. Newcomer Where's Wesley?
Nikos Pappas Rigdon McCoy McIntosh and the Tabor
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Volume 13, Number 1: October, 2012
Eric Gardner Sowing and Reaping
Alexis McCrossen The Sound and Look of Time
Jason Shaffer You Say You Want A Second Revolution?
Joshua R. Greenberg Josiah Warren's Labor Notes
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Volume 12, Number 4: July, 2012
Matthew Karp Arsenal of Empire
Kevin D. Murphy Thinking Global and Making Local
Brian Rouleau In the Wake of Jim Crow
Nicole Eustace War Stories and Love Stories
War of 1812
Paul A. Gilje The End of the War
Joseph Rezek A Story about History
Karim Tiro Are We Having Fun Yet?
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Volume 12, Number 3: April, 2012: Political Histories
Kenneth Cohen The Manly Sport of American Politics
Daniel J. Herman Arizona's Secret History
Sarah J. Purcell All That Remains of Henry Clay
Caitlin Rosenthal Storybook-keepers
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Volume 12, Number 2: January, 2012
Susan Branson Flora and Femininity
Victoria Cain Professor Carter's Collection
Gregory Nobles John James Audubon, the American "Hunter-Naturalist"
Emily Redman Fiat Lux, or Who Invited Thomas Edison to the Tea Party?
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Volume 12, Number 1: Ocober, 2011
Jennifer L. Brady Loving The Wide, Wide World
Kevin Butterfield The Right to Be a Freemason
Jamie L. Jones Blogging Moby-Dick
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Volume 11, Number 4: July, 2011
Wendy Call Looking South
Joanne van der Woude Puritan Scrabble
Peter West The City in Frames
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Volume 11, Number 3: April, 2011: Special Issue on Food
Various Favorite Receipts About That Recipe
Bernard L. Herman On Figs
Jan Longone Recipe for a Culinary Archive
Glenn Roberts Old School
David Shields The Roots of Taste
Caroline F. Sloat Pigeons
Michael W. Twitty The Unbearable Taste
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Volume 11, Number 2: January, 2011
Brian Connolly Intimate Atlantics
Jonathan Beecher Field Our Antinomians, Ourselves
Tyler Rudd Putman Innocents at War
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Volume 11, Number 1: October, 2010
Tara Bynum Phillis Wheatley's Pleasures
A. Roger Ekirch Kidnapped!
Hsuan L. Hsu A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of Wu Chih Tien
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Volume 10, Number 4: July, 2010
Vivien Green Fryd Lifting the veil of race at the U.S. Capitol

Natalie Joy Cherokee Slaveholders and Radical Abolitionists

Andrew Lawson Men of Small Property
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Volume 10, Number 3: April, 2010
Special issue: Hard Times
Thomas Augst A Drunkard's Story
Edward E. Baptist Toxic Debt, Liar Loans, and Securitized Human Beings
Oz Frankel Hard Facts for Hard Times
Pierre Gervais A Game of Claims and Expectations
Roy Kreitner When Banks Fail
Jessica Lepler Pictures of Panic
Noam Maggor Hard Times
Cathy Matson Flimsy Fortunes
Sharon Ann Murphy "Doomed … to eat the bread of dependency"?
Jonathan Prude Images of Want
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Volume 10, Number 2: January, 2010
Erik J. Chaput and Russell J. DeSimone Strange Bedfellows
William Huntting Howell Starving Memory
Jason Shaffer Unveiling the American Actor
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Volume 10, Number 1: October, 2009
Carolyn Eastman Shivering Timbers
Michael F. Robinson Why We Need a New History of Exploration
Joseph Yannielli Cinqué the Slave Trader
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Volume 9, Number 4: July, 2009
Special forum: Thomas Paine
Catherine E. Kelly Introduction: Making Sense of Thomas Paine
J. M. Opal Common Sense and Imperial Atrocity
Matteo Battistini Radical Revisions
Nathalie Caron Debating Freedom of Speech and Conscience
Marcy J. Dinius Best in Show
Benjamin C. Ray
"They Did Eat Red Bread Like Mans Flesh"
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Volume 9, Number 3: April, 2009
Special issue: Who Reads an Early American Book?
Edward Cahill The Other Panic of 1819
Max Cavitch Who Publishes an Early American Book?
Michael Drexler The Displacement of the American Novel
Hilary Emmett The Other Charlie Brown
Lisa M. Gordis "None Need Think Their Sympathy Wasted"
Alison L. LaCroix The Founders’ Fiction
Michael Winship Two Early American Bestsellers
Hilary E. Wyss Reading and Writing Indians
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Volume 9, Number 2: January, 2009
Ellen Carol DuBois Seneca Falls in Santa Cruz
Christopher Grasso Skepticism and Faith
Bryan F. Le Beau The Mind of the North in Pictures
Rafia Zafar Frederick Douglass and George Teamoh
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Volume 9, Number 1: October, 2008
Special Issue: Politics Issue 2008
Jim Cullen The Wright Stuff
Amy S. Greenberg The Politics of Martial Manhood
Reeve Huston What We Talk about When We Talk about Democracy Richard S. Newman Faith in the Ballot
Jonathan D. Sassi
“Great Questions of National Morality”
Ray Raphael Instructions
Christian G. Fritz America's Unknown Constitutional World
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Volume 8, Number 4: July, 2008
Trevor Burnard A Passion for Places
Jack Sexton Monticello
James Kessenides The Tropical Turn
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Volume 8, Number 3: April, 2008
Amanda Bowie Moniz A Radical Shrew in America
Leslie Stainton Players
Adam Arenson Freeing Dred Scott
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Volume 8, Number 2: January, 2008
Nancy Shoemaker Oil and Bone
John Fea Presbyterians in Love
Elizabeth Reis Perfect or Perverted?
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Volume 8, Number 1: October, 2007
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich How Betsy Ross Became Famous
Edward Larkin What is a Loyalist?
David S. Shields The Search for the Cure
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Volume 7, Number 4: July, 2007
Edward M. Griffin Stubborn Loyalists
Gilles Havard and Cécile Vidal Making New France New Again
Jacki Thompson Rand Why I Can’t Visit the National Museum of the American Indian
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Volume 7, Number 3: April, 2007
Special issue: Nineteenth-Century Graphics in America
Georgia B. Barnhill, Joshua Brown, and Ian Gordon Introduction: Seeing a Different Visual World
Barbara J. Balliet "Let Them Study as Men and Work as Women"
Gary L. Bunker The Art of Condescension
Marvin D. Jeter and Mark Cervenka H. J. Lewis, Free Man and Freeman Artist
Ellen Gruber Garvey Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Appropriation
Liz Hutter "Ho for Salt River!"
Catherine E. Kelly Face Value
Katharine Martinez The Dickinsons of Amherst Collect
Deirdre Murphy "Like standing on the edge of the world and looking away into heaven"
Jonathan Prude Engaging Urban Panoramas
Sue Rainey Picturesque California
Wendy Wick Reaves "Reading" Portrait Prints
Stephen P. Rice Photography in Engraving on Wood
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Volume 7, Number 2: January, 2007
Hannah Carlson Vulgar Things
Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe Frontiers of Body and Soul
Eran Shalev Dr. Warren's Ciceronian Toga
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Volume 7, Number 1: October, 2006
Annie Merrill Ingram Victorian Flower Power
Chris Evans How Sweden Went Global and Carolina Got its Hoes
Eric Wertheimer Insurance in Colonial America
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Volume 6, Number 4: July, 2006
Steven Biel Parson Weems Fights Fascists
Thomas Bahde The Common Dust of Potter’s Field
Jenry Morsman Collision of Interests
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Volume 6, Number 3: April, 2006
Special Issue: Money
Stephen Mihm and Mark Peterson Introduction
Joyce Appleby Money, Money, Money
Jennifer J. Baker Paper Money Gets Personal
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld Money of Moderate Size
Christine Desan Money Talks
R. G. Doty When Money Was Different
Eric Helleiner North American Monetary Union?
Benjamin H. Irvin Benjamin Franklin’s "Enriching Virtues"
Wim Klooster Have You Heard the News About the Silver Fleet?
Michael O’Malley Free Silver and the Constitution of Man
Mark Peterson Big Money Comes to Boston
Malcolm Rohrbough The California Gold Discoveries
Jeffrey Sklansky "A Bank on Parnassus"
Mark Valeri The Rise of Usury in Early New England
Robert E. Wright Currency Unions Past and Present
Michael Zakim Bookkeeping as Ideology

Volume 6, Number 2: January, 2006
George Rohrbacher Ken Kesey Meets Lewis and Clark
Tom Rea Hayden's Gaze
Mary Beth Norton Salem Witchcraft in the Classroom
Paul Lindholdt Giving Voices
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Volume 6, Number 1: October, 2005
Susan Juster What’s "Sacred" about Violence in Early America?
Thomas Augst Finding Barnum on the Internet
Peter Baldwin Mapping Time
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Volume 5, Number 4: July, 2005
Jeremy Ravi Mumford The Inca Priest on the Mormon Stage
W. Caleb McDaniel Blogging in the Early Republic
Gordon M. Sayre A Native American Scoops Lewis and Clark
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Volume 5, Number 3: April, 2005
Robert Strong Puritan Spectacle
Steven Biel Brother, Can You Buy a Salem Witch Death Warrant?
Martha L. Brogan Family Values
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Volume 5, Number 2: January, 2005
Special Issue: Pacific Routes
Christopher BenfeyHerman Melville and John Manjiro
Peter A. Coclanis Pacific Overtures
John Demos Viewpoints on the China Trade
Greg Dening Encompassing the Sea of Islands
Alan Frost James Mario Matra
Edward G. Gray Go East, Young Man
Steven W. Hackel The Competing Legacies of Junípero Serra
David Igler Malaspina off and on the American Northwest Coast
Harry Liebersohn A Radical Intellectual with Captain Cook
Paul Mapp Silver, Science, and Routes to the West
Gwenn A. Miller Russian Routes
June Namias First Meetings in the North Pacific
Jenny Newell Pacific Travelers
Mark Peterson Naming the Pacific
Damon Salesa Misimoa
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Volume 5, Number 1: October, 2004
Anne G. Myles Slaves in Algiers, Captives in Iraq
Christopher Lukasik The Physiognomy of Biometrics
Paul Heinegg and Henry B. Hoff Freedom in the Archives
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Volume 4, Number 4: July, 2004
Stephen Mihm Accept No Imitations
Tom Rea The Pathfinder’s Lost Instruments
Joanna Brooks Samson Occom at the Mohegan Sun
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Volume 4, Number 3: April, 2004
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom Traveling with Twain in an Age of Simulations
Andie Tucher Soldiers’ Tales
Mark S. Weiner This "Miserable African"
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Volume 4, Number 2: January, 2004
Special Issue: A Cabinet of Curiosities
Ann Fabian and Joshua Brown Curiosity Did/Did Not Kill the Cat
Philip Gura How I Met and Dated Miss Emily Dickinson
Kenneth Lockridge Overcoming Nausea
Karen Halttunen "That great natural curiosity"
Stephen Rachman Curiosity and Cure
David Jaffee Curiosities Encountered
Kariann Yokota Not Written in Black and White
Marcus Wood Curious and Curiouser
Rachel Adams Caught Looking
Paul Semonin Peale's Mastadon
Karen Ordahl Kupperman Natural Curiosity
Benjamin Reiss The Springfield Somnambulist
Michael Sappol "Morbid curiosity"
Peter Buckley The Old Curiosity Shop and the New Antique Store
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Volume 4, Number 1: October, 2003
Robert A. Gross Commemorating Concord
James W. Cook Dancing across the Color Line
Jon T. Coleman Terms of Dismemberment
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Volume 3, Number 4: July, 2003
Special Issue: Early Cities of the Americas
Baltimore | Boston | Charleston | Chicago | Havana | Lima
Los Angeles | Mexico City | New Amsterdam | New Orleans
Paramaribo | Philadelphia | Potosi | Quebec City | Salt Lake City
Saint Louis | Santa Fe | San Francisco | Washington, D.C.

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Volume 3, Number 3: April, 2003
Rachel F. Seidman This Little House of Mine
Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey American Originals
Sharon Block Bringing Rapes to Court
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Volume 3, Number 2: January, 2003
Melissa Haley Storm of Blows
Kenneth Silverman Biography and Pseudobiography
Robert E. Bonner Star-spangled Sentiment
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Volume 3, Number 1: October, 2002
Daniel Penrice Can This Museum Be Saved?
David Henkin Copernicus at the Newsstand
Mark Peterson How (and Why) to Read Francis Parkman
Erik R. Seeman Spooky Streets
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Volume 2, Number 4: July, 2002
Roundtable discussion on the U.S. Constitution
    Rogers Smith Bush v. Gore
    James Banner Nearly Impossible to Repeal
    Joshua Micah Marshall Clinton Hating
    Jack Rakove Dr. Clio goes to Washington
    Michael Bellesiles Constitutional Meanings
    Joyce Malcolm Infringement
    Linda Kerber The Asymmetries of Citizenship
    Jan Lewis Why the Constitution Includes Women
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Volume 2, Number 3: April, 2002
Pamela H. Sacks: Gems in the Pasture
Mary Beth Norton: The Refugee's Revenge
Sheila O'Hare: Genealogy and History
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Volume 2, Number 2: January, 2002
Joshua Brown: The Hungry Eye
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom: The Ends of History
Gregory Fried: True Pictures
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Volume 2, Number 1: October, 2001
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: A Bed Sheet in Beinecke
Bryan Waterman: Harry Potter, My Daughter, Elihu Smith, and Me
Eric Cheyfitz: Doctrines of Discovery
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Volume 1, Number 4: July, 2001
Representing Slavery: A roundtable discussion
    A.J. Verdelle The Truth of the Picnic
    Karen Sutton Confronting Slavery Face-to-face
    David Blight The Birth of a Genre
    Alex Bontemps Seeing Slavery
    Shane White, Graham White Hearing Slavery
Cheryl Finley: The Door of (No) Return
Aaron Garrett: Of Racism and Remembrance
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Volume 1, Number 3: March, 2001
Eric Stange: Shooting Back
Benjamin Filene: Searching for Florence
Nicole Cooley: Three Poems:
    Testimony: He or His Apparition
    The Mather Boys
    Witness, Recantation
Elizabeth Reis: The Trouble With Angels
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Volume 1, Number 2: January, 2001
Stephen Nissenbaum: There Arose Such a Clatter
Molly McCarthy: Consuming History?
Ann Fabian: Bones of Contention
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Volume 1, Number 1: September, 2000
Michael Bellesiles: Disarming American History
Scott Casper: Going Dutch
Fred Anderson, David Armitage, Brian Delay, Eliga H. Gould, and Paul Mapp: Roundtable: The Crucible of War
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