Spring 2010 Issue of Early American Studies is Here

Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring 2010)

From the Editor Elaine Forman Crane

“A Historical Archaelogical Study of Eighteenth-Century Newport: Three Middling Households” by Christina J. Hodge and Diana S. Gallagher

“Widow Pratt’s World of Goods: Implications of Consumer Choice in Colonial Newport, Rhode Islandby Christina J. Hodge

“Parasites and Sanitation in Eighteenth-Century Newport, Rhode Island: The Pratt, Brown, and Tate Families” by Diana S. Gallagher

“Calvin and Locke: Dueling Epistemologies in The New-England Primer, 1720-1790” by Stephanie Schnorbus

“‘Astrology’s from Heaven not from Hell’: The Religious Significance of Early American Almanacs” by T. J. Tomlin

“‘Light might possibly be requisite’: Edgar Huntly, Regional History, and Historicist Criticism” by Andrew Newman

“‘Ready to act in defiance of Government’: Colonial Philadelphia Voluntary Culture and the Defense Association of 1747-1748” by Jessica Choppin Roney

“‘A Flag of Defyance at the Masthead’: The Delaware River Pilots and the Sinews of Philadelphia’s Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century” by Simon Finger

“‘Jacobins in this Country’: The United States, Great Britain, and Trans-Atlantic Anti-Jacobinism” by Rachel Hope Cleves

“Glimpses of the Other before Orientalism: The Muslim World in Early American Periodicals, 1785-1800″ by Robert Battistini

Sponsored by The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Early American Studies is a triannual journal dedicated to publishing original research on a broad range of topics. Starting in 2010 it will be triannual. Each issue is organized with the goal of fostering research and scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. Special emphasis is focused on topics and issues centered in the mid-Atlantic region.