Recent Scholarship Based on Research at the American Antiquarian Society

The following list includes publications or awards based on research in the Society's collections that have come to our attention recently.

A complete list of scholarship based on research at AAS and published since 2000 is available as a pdf.

If you would like us to add one of your recent publications or awards to this list, please contact Ashley Cataldo at

Entries recorded from June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016


Clapp, Elizabeth J. A Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Crain, Patricia. Reading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. (Hiatt Fellow, 1992-1993; ASECS Fellow, 1997-1998; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2005-2006; AAS member)

Breen, T.H. George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. (AAS member)

Haynes, April. Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. (Hench Fellow, 2009-2010)

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. New York: Viking, 2016. (AAS member)

Yeager, Jonathan. Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. (Reese Fellow, 2014-2015)


Bellion, Wendy. " 'Here Trust Your Eyes': Vision and Illusion at the Chestnut Street Theatre." Early American Literature 51.2 (2016): 333-366. (CHAViC Fellow, 2011-2012; AAS member)

Castiglia, Christopher. "Revolution is a Fiction: The Way We Read (Early American Fiction) Now." Early American Literature 51.2 (2016): 397-418. (Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, 2012-2013; AAS member)

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. "Atlantic Aesthesis: Books and Sensus Communis in the New World." Early American Literature 51.2 (2016): 367-396. (AAS-NEH Fellow, 2010-2011; AAS member)

Fischer, Kirsten. "Vitalism in America: Elihu Palmer's Radical Religion in the Early Republic." William and Mary Quarterly 73.3 (2016): 501-530. (Peterson Fellow, 2016-2017)

Fraser, Gordon. “Emancipatory Cosmology: Freedom’s Journal, The Rights of All, and the Revolutionary Movements of Black Print Culture.” American Quarterly 68.2 (2016): 263-286. (CHAViC Fellow, 2013-2014)

Price, Hunter “The Traveling Life of John Littlejohn: Methodism, Mobility, and Social Exchange from Revolutionary Virginia to Early Republican Kentucky.” Journal of Southern History 82.2 (2016): 237-268. (Reese Fellow, 2015-2016)

Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur. "The Etymology of Nigger: Resistance, Language, and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North." Journal of the Early Republic 36.2 (2016): 203-246. (Peterson Fellow, 2010-2011)


Jen Manion was awarded the inaugural Mary Kelley Book Price (SHEAR) for her book Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (AAS-NEH Fellow, 2012-2013)

April Haynes was awarded the James Broussard Best First Book Prize (SHEAR) for her book Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America (Hench Fellow, 2009-2010)

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