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.
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Entries recorded from December 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014
Art and Appetite : American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2013.
Cheek, Richard. Selling the Dwelling : The Books That Built America’s Houses, 1775-2000. New York, New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. (AAS member)
Gray, Vernon C. The Maritime History of the Vernon H. Brown Family. Dexter, Michigan: Thomson-Shore, Inc., 2013.
Graybill, Andrew. The Red and the White : A Family Saga of the American West. New York, New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2013.
Herbert, Amanda E. Female Alliances : Gender, Identity, and the Friendship in Early Modern Britain. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2014. (Peterson
Hershock, Martin J. New England Prison Diary : Slander, Religion, and Markets in Early America. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2012.
Lepler, Jessica M. The Many Panics of 1837 : People, Politics, and the Creation of Transatlantic Financial Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow, 2008-2009)
McDonnell, Michael A., Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage, eds. Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. (Clarke: Lapides Fellow, 2012-2013)
Nelson, Donald Frederick. To the Stars Over Rough Roads : The Life of Andrew Atchison, Teacher and Missionary. Cambridge, Massachusetts: TidePool Press, 2008. (AAS member)
Porterfield, Amanda. Conceived In Doubt : Religion and Politics In the New American Nation. Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Roberts, Jennifer L. Transporting Visions : The Movement of Images in Early America. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2014. (AAS member)
Scharnhorst, Gary (ed.). American Literary Scholarship : An Annual 2011. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2013.
Arndt, Sarah. “Bringing Books into Baltimore: Tracing Networks of Textual Importation, 1760-1825.” Book History 16 (2013): 62-88. (Reese Fellow, 2010-2011)
Augst, Tom. “Cosmopolitan Medium: Humanist Enterprise in the Marketplace of Culture.” In The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the Globe in Nineteenth-Century America, edited by Tom Wright. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. (Reese Fellow, 1999-2000; Peterson Fellow, 2004-2005; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2013-2014; AAS member)
Brooks, Lisa. “Turning the Looking Glass on King Philip’s War: Locating American Literature in Native Space.” American Literary History 25.4 (2013): 718-750. (Peterson Fellow, 2001-2002; AAS member)
Dippold, Steffi. “The Wampanoag Word: John Eliot’s Indian Grammar, the Vernacular Rebellion, and the Elegancies of Native Speech.” Early American Literature 48.3 (2013): 543-576. (Reese Fellow, 2013-2014)
Edlestein, Sari. “ ‘May I Never Be a Man’: Melville’s Redburn and the Failure to Come of Age in Young America.” ESQ 59.4 (2013): 553-584. (Peterson Fellow, 2008-2009)
Evelev, John. “Rus-Urban Imaginings: Literature of the American Park Movement and Representations of Social Space in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Early American Studies 12.1 (2014): 174-201. (Botein Fellow, 1996-1997)
Fisher, Linford. “’Dangerous Designes’: The 1676 Barbados Act to Prohibit New England Indian Slave Importation.” William and Mary Quarterly 71.1 (2014): 99-121. (Peterson Fellow, 2007-2008)
Fisher, Linford. “An Indian Bible and a Brass Hawk: Land, Sachemship Disputes, and Power in the Conversion of Ben Uncas II.” Journal of Social History 47.2 (2013): 319-343. (Peterson Fellow, 2007-2008)
Haulman, Kate. “Rods and Reels: Social Clubs and Political Culture in Early Pennsylvania.” Early American Studies 12.1 (2014): 143-173. (Peterson Fellow, 1999-2000)
Klein, Lauren F. “The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings.” American Literature 85.4 (2013): 661-688. (Drawn-to-Art Fellow, 2013-2014)
Lampert, Sara. “Bringing Music to the Lyceumites: The Bureaus and the Transformation of Lyceum Entertainment.” In The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the Globe in Nineteenth-Century America, edited by Tom Wright. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. (Peterson Fellow, 2011-2012)
McGill, Meredith L. “Copyright and Intellectual Property: The State of the Discipline.” Book History 16 (2013):387-427. (Peterson Fellow, 1995-1996; Mellon Fellow, 2003-2004; AAS member)
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America: Poetry & Print in Early America. Proceedings of the Symposium Held at the American Antiquarian Society To Mark the Publication of A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 through 1820. 107.3 (2013). (Features contributions from Paul Erickson, AAS staff; David S. Shields, AAS member; Robert Fraker, AAS member; Christopher N. Phillips, Lapides Fellow, 2012-2013; Wendy Roberts, Peterson Fellow, 2009-2010; Meredith Neuman, AAS-NEH Fellow, 2008-2009)
Pierce, Jennifer Burek. “E-books for Young Readers: A Historical Overview of Interdisciplinary Literatures.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. 51.1 (2013): 105-130. (Last Fellow, 2009-2010)
Rusert, Britt. “Delany’s Comet: Fugitive Science and the Speculative Imaginary of Emancipation.” American Quarterly 65.4 (2013): 799-830. (Peterson Fellow, 2011-2012)
Wasowicz, Laura. “Monkeys, Misrule, and the Birth of an American Identity in Picture Books of the Rising Republic.” Imprint 38.2 (2013): 18-31. (AAS staff)
Zboray, Ronald J. and Mary Saracino. “Women Thinking: The International Popular Lecture and Its Audience in Antebellum New England.” In The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the Globe in Nineteenth-Century America, edited by Tom Wright. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. (R. Zboray: Boni Fellow, 1983-1984; AAS-NEH, 1992-1993; AAS Member. M. Zboray: AAS member)
Wyss, Hilary E. “Reading, Writing, and Remembering: Presidential Address for the Eighth Biennial Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference in Savannah, Georgia, 2013.” Early American Literature 48.3 (2013): 737-742. (AAS-ASECS Fellow, 2006-2007)
“Global Encounters in Early America.” Iris B. and Gerald Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross. 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610. February 20-April 16, 2014.
“Selling the Dwelling: The Books that Built America’s Houses, 1775-2000.” Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. December 11, 2013-February 7, 2014. (Curated by Richard Cheek, AAS member)
Sari Altschuler won the Society of Early Americanists essay contest for her essay, “Ain’t One Limb Enough? Historicizing Disability in the American Novel.” (Legacy Fellow, 2011-2012; Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow, 2013-2014)
Lloyd Pratt was awarded the Foerster Prize by the Modern Language Association for his essay “ ‘I Am a Stranger with Thee’: Frederick Douglass and Recognition after 1845” (2008-2009 NEMLA Fellow, 2009-2010 AAS-NEH Fellow).