Boom Year on the Early American History Job Market

If you are a graduate student in early American history who is nearing completion of your dissertation this seems to be your year. I am amazed at the large number of open assistant professor/tenure-track jobs in early America this job season. So far I have seen jobs at the following institutions:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Whittier College
Claremont-McKenna College
Syracuse University
Indiana University Purdue University-Ft. Wayne
University of Toronto-Mississauga
Colby College
Framingham State College
Georgia Southern University
Illinois State University
Indiana University-South Bend
Norfolk State University
St. Ambrose University
University of Arkansas
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Utah Valley State
Wake Forest
St. Francis (PA)

I am sure I am missing some, but looking at this list one has to ask: “What economic downturn?”