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 this year.
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Entries recorded from December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013*
*this list also includes entries recorded between Jan. 1, 2012 and December 1, 2012
American Antiquarian Society. In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2012.
Anderson, Jennifer L. Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. (Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow, 2006-2007)
Bailey, Richard A. Race and Redemption in Puritan New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Baldwin, Peter C. In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. (Tracey Fellow, 2004-2005)
Barrett, Faith. To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave : American Poetry and the Civil War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. (Botein Fellow, 2006-2007)
Benes, Peter. Meetinghouses of Early New England. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. (AAS member)
Bernstein, Robin. Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. New York: New York University Press, 2011. (Last Fellow, 2008-2009)
Buinicki, Martin T. Walt Whitman’s Reconstruction: Poetry and Publishing Between Memory and History. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011.
Cahill, Edward. Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Chambers, Thomas A. Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.
Chaplin, Joyce E., ed. Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography: An Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton, 2012. (AAS member)
Chu, Jonathan M. Stumbling Toward the Constitution: The Economic Consequences of Freedom in the Atlantic World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Cohen, Lara Langer. The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. (Botein Fellow, 2008-2009; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2011-2012)
Cohen, Lara Langer and Jordan Alexander Stein, eds. Early African American Print Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. (Cohen: Botein Fellow, 2008-2009; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2011-2012)
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief. Edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils and James P. Elliott. New York: AMS Press, 2012. (Sivils: Schiller Fellow, 2012-2013)
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Bravo. A Venetian Story. Edited by Lance Schachterle and James A. Sappenfield. New York, New York: AMS Press, Inc., 2011. (Schachterle: AAS member)
Davicchi, Daniel. Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2011.
DeLombard, Jeannine Marie. In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. (NEMLA Fellow, 2001-2002; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2007-2008; AAS member)
Eustace, Nicole. 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. (Peterson Fellow, 2008-2009)
Fairbrother, Trevor. Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Felcone, Joseph J. Printing in New Jersey 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. (AAS member)
Fisher, Linford D. The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (Peterson Fellow, 2007-2008)
Forbes, David W. Engraved at Lahainaluna: A History of Printmaking by Hawaiians at the Lahainaluna Seminary, 1834 to 1844, with a Descriptive Catalogue of All Known Views, Maps, and Portraits. Honolulu: Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, 2012.
Forman, Samuel. Dr. Joseph Warren : the Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.
Gardner, Jared. The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. (ASECS Fellow, 2000-2001)
Garvey, Ellen Gruber. Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. (Peterson Fellow, 2008-2009)
Gray, Thomas A., comp. Survey of North Carolina Colonia Currency 1722-1785 in Public and Private Collections. Privately printed, 2012.
Greenhill, Jennifer A. Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. (AHPCS Fellow, 2005-2006)
Haefeli, Evan. New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Hardison, Brian Davon. Burriana: A Catalogue of Rare Books, Pamphlets, Letters, Manuscripts, Documents, & Objects By, About, or Relating to Aaron Burr and his Contemporaries: From the Collection of Brian Davon Hardison. New York: The Grolier Club, 2012. (AAS member)
Hodson, Christopher. The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Horne, Jackie C. History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children’s Literature. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2011.
Howard, Hugh. Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012.
Huang, Nian-Sheng. Floating Poverty: The Poor in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts. United States: 2012. (Peterson Fellow, 2005-2006)
Huntley, Jen A. The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Most Popular National Park. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011.
Jenkins, Mark Collins and David A. Taylor. The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2012.
Keller, Kate Van Winkle and George A. Fogg. Contra Dances from New Hampshire 1783: The Clements Weeks Collection. Annapolis, Maryland: The Colonial Music Institute, 2012. (Keller: AAS member)
Keller, Kate Van Winkle. Music of the War of 1812 in America. Annapolis, Maryland: Colonial Music Institute, 2011. (AAS member)
Lepore, Jill. The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death. New York: Knopf, 2012. (AAS member)
McCorison, Marcus A., ed. Ben Tighe: Book Scout : His Memoirs. Portland, Maine: The Baxter Society, 2012. (AAS staff)
McCorison, Marcus A. Percy Grassby: 1882-1972. An Outsider Inside Boston’s World of Print. Boston: Society of Printers, 2012. (AAS staff)
Marten, James, ed. Children and Youth During the Civil War Era. New York: New York University Press, 2012.
Marvel, William. Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln’s War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Masur, Louis P. Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012. (AAS member)
Oak, Jacquelyn and Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw. Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed. Cooperstown: Fenimore Art Museum, 2012.
The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series. Volume 7: 25 October 1813-30 June 1814. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Parmal, Pamela A. Women’s Work : Embroidery in Colonial Boston. Boston: MFA Publications, 2012.
Pfitzer, Gregory M. Picturing the Past: Illustrated Histories and the American Imagination, 1840-1900. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
Piola, Erika. Philadelphia on Stone : Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.
Rivett, Sarah. The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Rothman, Joshua D. Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012. (AAS-NEH Fellow, 2005-2006)
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. Clarence, or, A Tale of Our Own Times. Edited by Melissa J. Homestead. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2012. (Homestead: Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow, 2000-2001; Reese Fellow, 2010-2011)
Siegel, Nancy. The Cultured Canvas: New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011. (Last Fellow,
Singley, Carol. Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. (Peterson Fellow, 1997)
Smollett, Tobias. The Adventures of Roderick Random. Edited by O.M. Brack, Jr. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2012. (With introduction and notes by James G. Basker, Paul-Gabriel Boucé and Nicole A. Seary.) (Basker: AAS member)
Socarides, Alexandra. Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (Botein Fellow, 2004-2005; Last Fellow, 2012-2013)
Stewart, David O. American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Stoddard, Roger E., comp. A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed From 1610 Through 1820. Edited by David R. Whitesell. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press for the Bibliographical Society of America, 2012. (Stoddard: AAS member; Whitesell: AAS staff)
Tsesis, Alexander. For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Vaughan, Alden T. and Virginia Mason Vaughan. Shakespeare in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (A. Vaughan: AAS member)
Waller, Nicole. American Encounters with Islam in the Atlantic World. Heidelberg, Germany: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011.
Winship, Michael P. Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.
Wyss, Hilary E. English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. (ASECS Fellow, 2006-2007)
Allgor, Catherine. “Margaret Bayard Smith’s 1809 Journey to Monticello and Montpelier: The Politics of Performance in the Early Republic.” Early American Studies 10 (2012): 30-68. (AAS member)
Altschuler, Sari. “From Blood Vessels to Global Networks of Exchange: The Physiology of Benjamin Rush’s Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic 32 (2012): 207-231. (Legacy Fellow, 2011-2012)
Carroll, Brian D. “’Savages’ in the Service of Empire: Native American Soldiers in Gorham’s Rangers, 1744-1762.” New England Quarterly 85 (2012): 383-429. (Peterson Fellow, 2008-2009)
Chaput, Erik J. “Proslavery and Antislavery Politics in Rhode Island’s 1842 Dorr Rebellion.” New England Quarterly 85 (2012): 658-694.
DeLucia, Christine. “The Memory Frontier: Uncommon Pursuits of Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip’s War.” Journal of American History 98 (2012): 975-997. (Peterson Fellow, 2011-2012)
Dowdell, Coby. “The American Hermit and the British Castaway: Voluntary Retreat and Deliberative Democracy in Early American Culture.” Early American Literature 46 (2011): 121-156.
Gardner, Eric. “Sowing and Reaping: A ‘New’ Chapter from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Second Novel.” Common-place 13 (2012).
Grainger, Brett Malcolm. “Vital Nature and Vital Piety: Johann Arndt and the Evangelical Vitalism of Cotton Mather.” Church History: Studies in Christianity
and Culture 81 (2012): 852-872. (Last Fellow, 2012-2013)
Groves, Jeffrey D. “Pressing Matters: An Experiential Study of the Isaiah Thomas Printing Press at the American Antiquarian Society.” Common-place 13 (2012). (AAS member)
Isaac, Jessica. “Youthful Enterprises: Amateur Newspapers and the Pre-History of Adolescence, 1867-1883.” American Periodicals 22 (2012): 158-177.
Kelley, Mary. “’Pen and Ink Communion’: Evangelical Reading and Writing in Antebellum America.” New England Quarterly 84 (2011): 555-587. (AAS
Kelley, Mary. “’While Pen, Ink & Paper Can Be Had’: Reading and Writing in a Time of Revolution.” Early American Studies 10 (2012): 439-466. (AAS member)
Lange, Allison. “Picturing Tradition: Images of Martha Washington in Antebellum Politics.” Imprint 37 (2012): 22-39. (AHPCS Fellow, 2011-2012)
McCorison, Marcus A. “Printers and the Law: The Trials of Publishing Obscene Libel in Early America.” PBSA 104 (2010): 181-218. (AAS staff)
McCrossen, Alexis. “The Sound and Look of Time: Bells and Clocks in Philadelphia.” Common-place 13 (2012).
McIntosh, Hugh. “Constituting the End of Feeling: Interiority in the Seduction Fiction of the Ratification Era.” Early American Studies 47 (2012): 321-348. (Fellow, 2010-2011)
McIntosh, Hugh. “The Sensational Turn and the Civil War: Thrilling the Broken Nation in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Agnes of Sorrento and Augusta Jane Evans’s Macaria.” ESQ 58 (2012): 338-374. (Fellow, 2010-2011)
Phillips, Christopher N. “Cotton Mather Brings Isaac Watts’s Hymns to America: or, How to Perform a Hymn without Singing It.” New England Quarterly 85 (2012): 203-221. (Lapides Fellow, 2012-2013)
Pierce, Jennifer Burek. “What Young Readers Ought To Know: The Successful Selling of Sexual Health Texts in the Early Twentieth Century.” Book History 14 (2011): 110-136. (Last Fellow, 2009-2010)
Rusert, Britt. “Types of Mankind: Visualizing Kinship in Afro-Native America.” Common-place 13 (2012). (Peterson Fellow, 2011-2012)
Schachterle, Lance. “James Fenimore Cooper on the Languages of the Americans: A Note on the Author’s Footnotes.” Nineteenth Century Literature 66 (2011): 37-68. (AAS member)
Shaffer, Jason. “You Say You Want a Second Revolution? The War of 1812 and Theater in the United States.” Common-place 13 (2012).
Stewart, Anna. “Revising ‘Harriet Jacobs’ for 1865.” American Literature 82 (2010): 701-724. (Botein Fellow, 2011-2012)
Winship, Michael B. “Pirates, Shipwrecks, and Comic Almanacs: Charles Ellms Packages Books in Nineteenth-Century America.” Printing History (2011): 3-16. (AAS member; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2009-2010)
Chaput, Erik J. The Dorr Rebellion: The Politics of the People’s Sovereignty in Jacksonian America. Syracuse University, 2011.
“Circus and the City: New York 1793-2010.” Bard Graduate Center Galleries. 18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. September 21, 2012-February 3, 2013. (Curated by Matthew Wittmann, Peterson Fellow, 2005-2006)
“Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History.” The Boston Public Library. 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 March 28, 2012-July 30, 2012.
“In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society.” The Grolier Club. 47 East 60th St., New York, NY 10065. September 11, 2012-November 17, 2012.
“Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1599-1899.” The Grolier Club. 47 East 60th St., New York, NY 10065. December 5, 2012-February 2, 2013.
“With a French Accent: French and American Lithography Before 1860.” Davis Museum at Wellesley College. 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481. March 14, 2012-June 3, 2012.
Ira Berlin (AAS member) winner of the 2012 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award presented by the Organization of American Historians.
Christine DeLucia (Peterson Fellow, 2011-2012) awarded the 2011 Louis Pelzer Award by the Organization of American Historians for her article “The Memory Frontier: Uncommon Pursuits of Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip’s War (1675-78), published in the Journal of American History, 2012.
Susan Lanser and Jane Kamensky (AAS member) awarded a 2011-2012 Innovative Course Design Award by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for their course “London in the Long Eighteenth-Century: People, Culture, City.”
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (AAS member; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2010-2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Jay Fliegelman Excellence in Mentorship Award by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Pauline Maier (AAS member) awarded the 2011 Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and Society by the American Historical Association for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (Simon & Schuster, 2010) in 2011.